Home
Estimates Engine Cooling Radiator Hose Replacement

Ford Explorer Radiator Hose Replacement

A radiator hose replacement is a straightforward repair. The cost depends on the year, make, and model of your vehicle

Get a Quote

Find Your Cost

certified 34 people booked this in the last 24 hours

Range for All Cars

Tell us your car to get a guaranteed price from RepairSmith.

Our repairs come with:

Certified Mechanics  •  
12-Month | 12,000-Mile Warranty

Easy Online Booking  •  7 Days a Week

Ford Explorer Radiator Hose Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford Explorer Radiator Hose Replacement is $218. 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.

Car
Quoted to
Drop-off
Delivery
Price
1996 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
150,000 miles
Ron R  • 
September 30, 2020 7:48 PM  • 
Aliso Viejo CA 92656
$182
1.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
2014 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6 Limited
130,000 miles
Erik B  • 
September 22, 2020 3:38 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85048
$311
2.60  hrs
1.70  hrs
2014 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6 Limited
130,000 miles
Erik B  • 
September 22, 2020 3:38 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85048
$307
2.30  hrs
1.40  hrs
2004 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
175,876 miles
Janisha N  • 
September 1, 2020 11:35 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93705
$272
2.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2004 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
175,876 miles
Janisha N  • 
September 1, 2020 11:35 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93705
$245
4.80  hrs
0.50  hrs
1995 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
253,812 miles
Mafi T  • 
August 9, 2020 8:17 PM  • 
Menlo Park CA 94025
$189
1.80  hrs
0.70  hrs
1995 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
253,812 miles
Mafi T  • 
August 9, 2020 8:17 PM  • 
Menlo Park CA 94025
$169
3.90  hrs
0.80  hrs
2009 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
98,000 miles
Amanda F  • 
August 7, 2020 7:38 PM  • 
Tucson AZ 85756
$214
2.10  hrs
0.70  hrs
2009 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
98,000 miles
Amanda F  • 
August 7, 2020 7:38 PM  • 
Tucson AZ 85756
$193
4.30  hrs
0.80  hrs
1998 Ford Explorer
128,000 miles
Rene H  • 
July 22, 2020 8:20 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90808
$174
5.60  hrs
0.90  hrs
1998 Ford Explorer
128,000 miles
Rene H  • 
July 22, 2020 8:20 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90808
$170
2.30  hrs
0.70  hrs
2013 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6 XLT
110,000 miles
Dante L  • 
July 14, 2020 1:40 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89144
$311
3.00  hrs
1.60  hrs
2013 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6 XLT
110,000 miles
Dante L  • 
July 14, 2020 1:40 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89144
$307
5.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2013 Ford Explorer
113,000 miles
Arielle J  • 
June 2, 2020 5:47 PM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85297
$69
4.10  hrs
0.60  hrs
2013 Ford Explorer
113,000 miles
Arielle J  • 
June 2, 2020 5:47 PM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85297
$301
6.20  hrs
1.60  hrs
1997 Ford Explorer 5.0L V8 Eddie Bauer
215,000 miles
Richard D  • 
May 31, 2020 1:53 PM  • 
Perris CA 92570
$74
1.80  hrs
0.80  hrs
1997 Ford Explorer 5.0L V8 Eddie Bauer
215,000 miles
Richard D  • 
May 31, 2020 1:53 PM  • 
Perris CA 92570
$53
3.70  hrs
0.70  hrs
2016 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6
63,333 miles
Jorge R  • 
January 3, 2020 6:31 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90004
$253
2.00  hrs
2.00  hrs
2016 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6
63,333 miles
Jorge R  • 
January 3, 2020 6:31 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90004
$205
2.60  hrs
1.70  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
138,000 miles
Michael N  • 
December 21, 2019 8:30 PM  • 
Fontana CA 92335
$154
4.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
2005 Ford Explorer XLT
200,000 miles
Howard J  • 
November 15, 2019 1:00 PM  • 
Van Nuys CA 91406
$196
3.30  hrs
0.90  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer XLT
249,000 miles
Zachary M  • 
August 24, 2019 12:52 AM  • 
West Jordan UT 84084
$273
5.50  hrs
1.10  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer XLT
249,000 miles
Zachary M  • 
August 24, 2019 12:52 AM  • 
West Jordan UT 84084
$272
2.20  hrs
0.50  hrs
1996 Ford Explorer XLT
113,000 miles
Nichelle J  • 
August 14, 2019 4:00 AM  • 
Moreno Valley CA 92555
$188
5.40  hrs
1.10  hrs
1996 Ford Explorer XLT
113,000 miles
Nichelle J  • 
August 14, 2019 4:00 AM  • 
Moreno Valley CA 92555
$217
4.70  hrs
0.90  hrs
2004 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
135,786 miles
Brian B  • 
 • 
Los Angeles CA 90064
$278
2.00  hrs
1.00  hrs
2010 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8 XLT
154,000 miles
Jorge R  • 
 • 
Glendale AZ 85301
$277
1.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
178,000 miles
Barbara D  • 
 • 
Chandler AZ 85226
$268
5.40  hrs
1.00  hrs
2010 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
100,000 miles
Vincent M  • 
 • 
Tucson AZ 85757
$153
4.60  hrs
0.70  hrs
2010 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8 XLT
154,000 miles
Jorge R  • 
 • 
Glendale AZ 85301
$218
4.70  hrs
0.70  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
178,000 miles
Barbara D  • 
 • 
Chandler AZ 85226
$242
0.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
Last Updated:
Nov 13, 2020 5:47 PM
Get A Quote 12-Month | 12,000-Mile Warranty

What are Radiator Hoses?

Have you ever noticed while watching a game that athletes look like they’re literally letting out steam? That’s not just them trying to look macho. Though it’s pretty macho, if you ask me. That’s them actually cooling down, so their bodies can continue performing at a high level. Well, your engine essentially does the same. It uses the radiator hoses to help cool down, so it can keep going. So, let’s dive into the cooling system, which is where your radiator and radiator hoses live. Your engine needs to cool down to keep from overheating and making a mess of things. Simple enough, right? It uses coolant to do so. The coolant – that’s a liquid, if you’re new here – flows around the hot parts of your vehicle, absorbing heat, so the motor doesn’t overheat. The coolant then floats on down to radiator town, where the radiator cools down the liquid. Cooled down and ready to go, the coolant returns to the motor to absorb more heat, and the process goes around and around. That’s where the radiator hoses come in, and your cooling system has two of them. The upper radiator hose serves to clamp the motor together with the radiator. It takes all that coolant that’s removed heat from the engine and feeds it to the radiator to get cooled down. The lower radiator hose carries the coolant back to the motor. Together, the two radiator hoses allow the cooling system to work properly, with the coolant flowing back and forth happily. Radiator hoses are made of a highly durable rubber, but if you’ve ever had a garden, you know that a hose doesn’t last forever. Wear and tear on the hose can cause the rubber to wear down, grow brittle, crack, or even rip. And when that happens, it’s time to replace the hose.
About system section icon
Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty

Signs of failing Radiator Hoses

Leaks

You probably already knew this, but a leaking hose is always a bad sign. Your vehicle has a lot of liquids, and a lot of components that can cause leaking when they begin to fail. So, keep your eye open for a leak. The could be the result of a damaged radiator hose that you must replace.

Poor engine performance

Look, nobody wants to work hard when it’s hot out. Your car is no different. And failing a failing hose connected to the radiator can keep coolant from keeping your car cool. Which, as the name and common sense imply, is kind of its job. If the hose can't do its job, neither can the radiator. This results in an engine that isn’t cooling down properly, which can lead to diminished vehicle performance. Do you like poor engine performance? No? Okay then. Pay attention when your engine isn’t working right and replace the faulty hose compromising your radiator's performance.

Visibly damaged

As your vehicle's hoses near the end of their life, they’ll begin to crack or harden, and look like a garden hose that’s been left out in the sun for a few weeks. It’s not a pretty sight, and if you’re a good friend to your car, you’ll replace it. And while I’m not exactly expecting you to be spending your precious free time inspecting your hoses, you could surprise me. Or, more realistically, the technician changing your oil might notice that the hose has some visible damage. A radiator hose that’s on its way out will show signs of cracking and rigidity.

Engine is overheating

You know that temperature gauge on your dash? Well, it’s there to alert you when your engine is running at a temperature that is way too hot. If your radiator hoses fail, 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. That can cause serious damage, which I’m guessing you don’t want. So, do the easy thing and pay attention to your indicators.

Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty

How urgent is an Upper Radiator Hose replacement?

If you like gambling, then go to Vegas. Gambling serves you no purpose with your radiator hoses, because a) you can’t win any money, and b) drive long enough, and you’ll cause catastrophic engine damage. So, you’ll actually end up losing money.

Do the smart thing and get your radiator hose replaced as soon as possible.

System section icon
Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty

How can we help?

RepairSmith is here to make car repair easy.

Get a Quote

1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty