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Hi guys, I found my coolant leak, it's the hose you see when take the air filter cabin out, and It goes down to the radiator possibly? And up to what I believe is the thermometer. It's leaking around the house clamp and when I squeeze it the leak changes so I know it's the hose. So first question is an easy one:

How difficult is this repair and how much is the hose?

Second question: those bone shaped motor mounts on the front of the engine, on top, seem loose. Same deal here, wondering how difficult and how much.

Taking to a mechanic but want to walk in knowledgeable as I can.

As always, thanks in advance for your answers, you guys are great.
 

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"Air filter cabin"? "Thermometer"? :hmm: I'm not sure what hose you're talking about (sounds like it might be one of the radiator hoses), but maybe all it needs it to tighten the clamp.:noidea:

The torque struts aka "dog bones" are supposed to have a little play in them. Just be sure the rubber grommets are there and in one piece.
 

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I'm sorry Ranger, by air filter cabin I meant the black box that holds the air filter. Pulled that off.

Thermometer, I meant thermostat. The hose in question goes to the thermostat housing.

There's almost no rubber grommets left in those torque struts.

Hope that helps clarify things a little bit.
 

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OK, then you're talking about the radiator hose. I'd first try snugging up the clamp.

If you have no rubber left in those torque struts, they need to be replaced.
 

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Hard to say, not knowing your skill level, but neither is a terribly hard job.
 
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