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My name is ***** *****, and my issue is regarding a hose on

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Customer: My name is ***** *****, and my issue is regarding a hose on my truck.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Yeah, its a tiny hose about 4 inches long, black, with small bends at each end giving it an S shape. I just replaced my radiator and now I have the hose left over and I have no idea where it goes.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

Please let me know the year, make, model and engine size of your truck?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6 RWD
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

Sorry I was just notified of your response, give me a minute to pull up the information.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

Is the hose from the radiator to the overflow tank installed?

Can you post a picture of the hose?

Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

How about the washer hose? Did that get put back?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
its installed I will send you a picture
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

OK, attach it to this post with the paperclip icon and I will get it


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did you get this?
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

Yes, it looks like the hose to supply fresh air to the valvecover. The other end is about halfway up the intake duct from the air filter housing to the throttle body. Was the air duct off?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Maybe thats it. I only saw one hose leading from the air duct to the engine. It was longer, skinnier and plastic, leading from the duct to just to the right of the oil cap.
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

That would be the only one then, it is a tube for air rather than liquid or vacuum. Check the air intake area and see if you are missing a hose.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I got nothing. Theres no other openings on the Air hose for it, and it looks like there's no holes left to connect a hose to on the intake or the radiator. I should mention that I also replaced the thermostat and water outlet and the hose my have been disconnected as a part of that process as well.
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

Those are on the wrong end for what I was going to suggest. The drain hose off the AC evaporator inside the vehicle? It runs out the lower firewall on the passenger side.

Is the cone shaped end of the host slit so it will clip onto metal or plastic through a hole?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it is it has a ring shape cut into the cone shaped end.
Expert:  George H. replied 11 months ago.

That is in the bottom of the air box for a drain? I really don't know for sure but I have had enough to know what they did with it.

Seeing as I can tell you exactly what it is I will opt out and maybe another expert can pin point it for you.

Sorry I could not help

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Okay thanks anyway
Expert:  HDGENE replied 11 months ago.

Hello, you removed this hose in the process of replacing the radiator? Or did you have other parts under the hood apart doin other repairs? It almost looks like it goes to the blower motor on the passenger side of the engine compartment, one end would go to the hole on the blower motor and the other to the ac box. Air would flow from the ac box back into the blower motor to keep the motor cool?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here's the real money: will the absence of this hose risk breaking the truck? I ran it to see and it seemed fine.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No fluids leaking sputtering out or mixing, no rough idle and it would seem there's no vacuum leaks, and the heat still works. So what is this hose supposed to be doing?
Expert:  HDGENE replied 11 months ago.

Is the hose to the blower motor connected, that what it looks like it goes to with the shaped end.No fluid leaks, no vacuum leaks, main thing should be good otherwise. Unless it goes to the air filter tube assembly to the throttle body'