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    Upper Radiator Hose blew

    So I'm taking my daughter to the doctor today and my upper hose blows. After calling around I discover that no one carries the hose for my bird with the Power Steering Cooler option so I custom cut myself one from another hose. When I pull off the busted hose I notice the hose was rubbed through by the water pump pulley (top bubbled pulley). My questions are:

    1. How common was the Power Steering Cooler? I'm asking because I have a feeling my dealer was a idiot since he'd never heard of it. Was this an option on the TA or just on the Firehawk?

    2. Anyone else have problems with the pulley hitting the hose? I changed the curve in the hose slightly to help move it away from the pulley.

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    all f-bodies with 17 inch rims from the factory have them and no dealer knows to much about anything.

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    I am trying to remember from my hose change in the spring... isn't there a plastic clip on the back of the fan shroud that the hose assembly/cooler sets in? I may be off base on this.

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    No, you are right on the money stupid plastic clip

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    cheapest place that i found the cooler was a gmpartsdirect. you can probably get an aftermarket cooler for a lot less money

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    I think your dealer was a idiot and didnt know what they were talking about. I found it for cheaper on http://www.gmpartsclub.com Good luck, hope you got it fixed!

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