So... I'm currently taking a mechanic to court for fucking up my car, but in the meantime I've decided my brother and I are going to fix my car on our own. I'm buying a fusebox to replace the current one. That should be easy enough, I think that I can do it on my own. Just have to disconnect it from the battery and then uncrimp all the terminals, I think. Just label them and I'm golden. The thing that's throwing us for a loop is this:
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The thing that confuses us is that we know it's a radiator hose, but the thing that's broken is the joint and not the hose. I don't know if it's a whole assembly or what. But, the radiator upper hose and the radiator lower hose show the whole thing in most pages, so I'm not sure what I really need to buy.
So, this is the "upper" Ford Taurus Gates Radiator Hose - 1996-2000 Ford Taurus - Gates W0133-1624435
And this is the "lower": Ford Taurus Dayco Radiator Hose - 1997-2007 Ford Taurus - Dayco DY71936
But they look the freakin same
Let's not take into account all the hoses that don't show any connectors or whatever. I don't want to buy something expecting parts I won't really be getting. What the hell am I trying to buy? My brother is also mystified. His specialty is helicopters
I think all I need is the joint? Connector doohick? I tried to get the part number off that part, but nothing is printed on it and I've been climbing all over the engine looking lol.
It's a 1998 Ford Taurus Comfort SE. Halp please?
The thing in your hand, or the red wire with the loom around it?