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Cautionary -- check your lower radiator hose frequently
Ford's orginal design places it close to the steering box and vibrations will wear a small area about the size of a dime off the outside of the hose (it's often unnoticeable given its proximity to the steering box).
Ford's "redesigned" lower radiator hose now contains an add'l "sleeve" to protect this area, but many of the aftermarket hoses do not provide this protection.