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Hose Identification Help on 96 MX6

Hello All,

First post here and was hoping to ask for some help.

My brother has a 96 MX6 M Edition that started leaking coolant. He put her on a ramp and saw that coolant was coming out through a hose.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqyrvphwfi...mage1.JPG?dl=0

Can anyone help identify the hose and part number?

And how hard is it to swap out ourselves?

Thanks in advance.

-John
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Can't see the pic.

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That hose is 1 of 2 coolant hoses that go in and out of the oil cooler. A dealer can easily locate the part numbers of the 2 hoses.

I tried to replace mine, even though they weren't leaking, as part of upgraded maintenance on all old rubber. One hose was not that difficult to replace after being able to get off the quick release clamps. I replaced those with screw on type clamps.

The other hose has one end so far up into the engine that I could not figure out how to get access to the quick release clamp to get it off. There is absolutely no space. And if you can get if off, how to put the new hose and clamp on that end of it ?

I gave up on replacing that hose because it wasn't leaking. Of all the parts and areas to work on this car, that may be the one with the least access.
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Hi Limerence,

the part you are looking for is a bit hard to find, and wont show up on most diagrams of the cooling assemby. there are in fact 2 water circuits from the water pump, the engine cooling and a separate for cooling the oil.

The part you are looking for is on the oil cooler circuit, and the part number is "KL01-15-54Y" and is used on about a dozen mazdas as far as I can remember from the last time a friend of mine changed his.

its a bit tricky to change as epxepx said, but we also changed the alternator and belt when we did this. With the alternator and belt of its alot easier. and only takes about 10-15mins.

Loosen the belt tensioner pulley, and remove belt (screw located over pulley between the headers on the V6)
remove the alternator (believe its 3 screws, cant actually remember :P)
and use a wide set of pliers or vice grips and remove the tensionclips.
install new hose and reassemble

P.S
when tightening the belt again, dont over-tighten it. tighten to the point where you can twist the belt about 90 degrees with your fingers

hope it helps
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There are 2 bolts holding the alternator in place. Remove the short upper bolt. The long lower bolt is too long to remove, but you don't need to. Just loosen it, and the alternator can be pulled/pried off the bolt.
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If you have an ac compressor, you will have to remove the 4 bracket bolts holding that in place, then let the compressor hang. After that, you can lower or remove the alternator.
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