radiator clamps

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    I have a 2016 challenger hellcat, was looking around under the hood & noticed I have a standard squeeze clamp & a screw clamp on my upper rad hose....bottom one only has a squeeze clamp....& my rad DOES have the flared ends.....anyone else have 2 clamps....?
     
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    Yes, this was a fix for a common leak there after a certain date. I believe all 2016 should have two. Not sure what build date it started with.
     
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    at least they were looking out.....
     
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    It all started with radiator issues in the 2015s, that eventually saw, after adding a second clamp, FCA directing replacement radiators being installed in the Challengers. There was a small gauge used to test crimping on the radiator itself and it was pass/fail, with or without prior indications...anyway the double clamp is a legacy.
     
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    2016 charger hc 1 clamp upper hose
     
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    The upper hose has 1 squeeze clamp...the recall added a second clamp on the lower part of the hose. I had a second clamp added to the top as well, while I was there. The upper hose on mine was halfway off when I took delivery of the car...glad I caught that early...that would be one smelly inconvenient mess.
     

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