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Ford Focus Lower Radiator Hose Replacement

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Ford Focus Lower Radiator Hose Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford Focus Lower Radiator Hose Replacement is $287. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Quoted to
Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2008 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
175,000 miles
Zarahi G  • 
September 16, 2020 12:20 AM  • 
Tucson AZ 85745
$198
5.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
2012 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
206,000 miles
Christian M  • 
September 13, 2020 12:54 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93702
$267
2.00  hrs
1.90  hrs
2010 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
89,600 miles
Robert W  • 
August 25, 2020 7:45 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89107
$173
3.00  hrs
1.30  hrs
2012 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
204,602 miles
Christian M  • 
August 20, 2020 6:53 AM  • 
Fresno CA 93710
$267
3.20  hrs
2.10  hrs
2009 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
73,815 miles
Matthew B  • 
August 12, 2020 11:41 PM  • 
Redondo Beach CA 90278
$229
1.40  hrs
1.10  hrs
2010 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
100,000 miles
Fallon S  • 
August 12, 2020 8:17 PM  • 
Chandler AZ 85248
$177
5.50  hrs
0.90  hrs
2012 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
150,000 miles
Stacie R  • 
July 24, 2020 6:37 PM  • 
San Jacinto CA 92583
$242
3.30  hrs
1.90  hrs
2016 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
57,000 miles
Mahlon P  • 
July 20, 2020 10:29 PM  • 
Oakland CA 94612
$314
5.70  hrs
1.80  hrs
2010 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
130,000 miles
Lydia P  • 
May 23, 2020 7:38 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89121
$191
4.70  hrs
1.40  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
120,000 miles
Jessica K  • 
May 17, 2020 5:20 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85023
$175
2.00  hrs
1.10  hrs
2013 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
105,000 miles
Gregory K  • 
April 13, 2020 9:11 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95125
$290
5.80  hrs
1.90  hrs
2004 Ford Focus 2.3L L4
130,000 miles
Arthur T  • 
March 31, 2020 1:52 AM  • 
San Jose CA 95111
$187
4.00  hrs
0.90  hrs
2001 Ford Focus LX
600,000 miles
Desiree F  • 
August 5, 2019 6:13 PM  • 
Rimforest CA 92378
$626
6.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2014 Ford Focus SE
116,000 miles
Henry N  • 
July 22, 2019 3:55 PM  • 
Oceanside CA 92056
$492
4.70  hrs
2.10  hrs
2001 Ford Focus SE
163,000 miles
Nicolas F  • 
July 19, 2019 12:00 AM  • 
La Mesa CA 91942
$605
3.30  hrs
1.70  hrs
2006 Ford Focus ZX3
82,000 miles
Bek A  • 
June 4, 2019 10:00 AM  • 
Whittier CA 90601
$247
5.30  hrs
1.90  hrs
2014 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
160,000 miles
Josephine C  • 
 • 
Phoenix AZ 85008
$265
2.90  hrs
1.90  hrs
2012 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
205,029 miles
Christian M  • 
 • 
Fresno CA 93702
$218
5.50  hrs
2.10  hrs
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What is a Lower Radiator Hose?

You know when you watch a sports game, and it looks like an athlete’s body is smoking? That’s them cooling down. And yes, it’s kind of cool. Anyway, that’s what the lower radiator hose does. Just like those athletes, it wants to be recognized for its physical prowess. Okay, got your pen and paper out? Let’s do a quick and dirty rundown of your car’s cooling system. So, your car needs to cool down, right? There’s a lot of friction and hard work going on there, and as you hopefully know, friction plus hard work equals overheating. So, your car uses coolant to cool down. Coolant is a liquid that circulates around the engine, absorbing heat from the motor. The coolant then travels to the radiator, where the heat is absorbed from the liquid. That lowers the temperature of the coolant, which allows it to return to the engine and absorb more heat. And it goes on and on and on. Now the coolant can’t magically get from the engine to the radiator, or from the radiator to the engine. You might guess that that’s where radiator hoses come in. You would be right. Your car has two radiator hoses. The lower hose, which is the one you care about since you’re reading this article, carries the coolant from the radiator to the engine. The upper hose is what brings it back to the radiator. Now, the hose is made of a highly durable rubber, but it’s still a hose, and if you’ve ever had a garden, you know that hoses don’t last forever. Wear and tear can cause the rubber to wear down, grow brittle, crack, or even rip. You’re not repairing a hose, so get ready to replace it.
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Symptoms of a failing Lower Radiator Hose

Leaks

Imagine your lower radiator hose like a straw. If a straw breaks at all, it will leak when doing its job. And if a radiator hose is failing, then it will begin to leak. And your car will start to lose coolant. The area under your car should look clean and dry. So, keep an eye out for puddles underneath your car.

Poor engine performance

Look, nobody likes to work out when it’s blazing hot out. Your car is no different. A failing lower radiator hose can stop coolant from keeping your car cool. Suddenly it’s hot, and doesn’t want to work out, and for a good reason. But unlike you, it will try anyway. And the result is an engine that isn’t cooling down properly, which can lead to diminished performance. Do you like poor engine performance? No? Okay then. Try paying attention when your car isn’t driving right.

Notably damaged

Look, nobody likes to work out when it’s blazing hot out. Your car is no different. A failing lower radiator hose can stop coolant from keeping your car cool. Suddenly it’s hot, and doesn’t want to work out, and for a good reason. But unlike you, it will try anyway. And the result is an engine that isn’t cooling down properly, which can lead to diminished performance. Do you like poor engine performance? No? Okay then. Try paying attention when your car isn’t driving right.

Engine is overheating

Here’s a fun fact about your car: It has indicators for a reason. One of the indicators next to your speedometer displays the temperature of the engine. It’s super handy. The thermometer shouldn’t show that your engine is too hot. An engine that is too hot is a liability. It won’t run well, it can cause severe damage. If your lower radiator hose fails, the engine won’t be able to be cooled properly, and you’ll end up with an engine that, if driven long enough, will start to overheat. So, when you see that temperature gauge rising high, you’ve got a problem. Pay attention to it.

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How urgent is a Lower Radiator Hose replacement?

Do you like gambling? Great, then go to Vegas.

Gambling is the name of the game when you put off a radiator hose replacement, except you have no chance of winning any money. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s time to get your radiator hose replaced.

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