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08-26-2008, 10:54 AM
Hey Guys,

2000 Grand Am GT with 110k on it. I have all my original hoses on the car. Should I have them replaced?

What cost should i expect to replace the hoses (I am not doing it myself)?


08-26-2008, 11:18 AM
if its not broke don't fix it!!!

Take a look see if any have cracks, those I would look into replacing.

Hoses cost between 10$-150$ pending the size bends and material
Install is by hr - but figure an Hr for 1-3 hoses.

But I would look at a Belt before changing hoses

08-29-2008, 07:21 PM
any other advice???


Mike Jung
08-29-2008, 07:38 PM
I would have your top & bottom radiator hoses checked out !

My GA is 10 years old at 138.1K km / 85.8K miles.
I just had them both changed out, just in time.
The top radiator hose had a cut/nick on the outer surface & was in bad shape.

If one of those hoses goes on you while driving; it is a tow home/or to a garage.

AC Delco Lower Radiator hose = $33.46 Cdn
AC Delco Upper Radiator hose = $42.33 Cdn
4 clamps = $8 Cdn

Labour billing at 1.5 hours for changing the upper & lower radiator hoses.

Coolant system flush & re-fill labour billing at 0.60 hours.