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1999 Taurus Sedan, 3.0L V6 "Vulcan" engine, AX4S tranny.

This metal/plastic hose is corroded and leaking. I believe it is the return line to the coolant expansion tank, and in my Haynes manual it is referred to as the "coolant expansion hose." I can't find a part number for it anywhere, and can't find a similar hose at Rockauto.com.

Can anyone tell me what the part number or correct name for this hose is?

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Replace it with a copper pipe.
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It is also refered to a Degas Tube, it is a return line for coolant back to the bottle. The dealer will be the best bet if you want to go in that direction, the basic part # is 8A595, I do not have the first part or last part of the number. just take it to the Ford Dealer with your VIN and they'll find it fast.

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I'd do like chipset says. Cut the hose and clamp in a piece of copper pipe. I don't know what it is about these damn Taurus' but my coolant continues to fill with rust. I flush it and flush it and flush the hell out of it and put in new stuff and the conditioner and in no time the coolant is rust filled.

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Re: Help identifying this coolant hose? With pic.

You probably have a problem with electrolysis.

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Read this post on how to check for electrolysis

Test coolant for electrolysis

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I'm 99.9% sure I have an electrolysis problem. Thanks for that link. I'm gonna go check that.
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I'm 99.9% sure I have an electrolysis problem. Thanks for that link. I'm gonna go check that.
could possibly be your lower radiator hose. i paid to have my system flushed 4 times and found out that the hose had rusted out. new one cost me 10 bucks at autozone and havent had that problem since.
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