Re: Constant Tension Hose Clamp Part Numbers
Got quiet all of a sudden. I sent the following letter to Ford in Dearborn (personal info redacted LOL). Be interesting to see what response I get.
Dear Sir or Madam:
I have a 2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0 V6, VIN ***, purchased new from *** Ford in ***, my local dealer. In general, I am looking for the part numbers for the constant tension hose clamps used on this vehicle and where I can purchase them. In particular, Motorcraft hoses KH-337 and KH-884. The parts department at my dealer was of no help. The counterman told me they only use the worm gear type clamps which really surprised me from a quality perspective. I am not going to compromise my vehicle by using aftermarket or inferior solutions. I am reticent to reuse any of the clamps that originally came on the car, primarily because it takes a great deal of engine compartment disassembly to get to some of them (and $50-$60 of replacement coolant) if a reused clamp fails.
I called 1-800-392-3673 twice, but all they could do was refer me to a few parts finders (greensalescompany.com, vpartsinc.com, and partsvoice.com), all of which require knowledge of part numbers I don’t have. None have a method to browse their catalogs as far as I can tell. Another reference was to 1-800-543-4959, but the gentleman who answered, while friendly enough, did not have knowledge of such clamps, saying he was only familiar with the worm gear type.
I’ve searched the web at length, including Ford.com, to no avail. It should not be this difficult to find the correct parts for my car. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. I can be reached by phone at *** and email at ***.