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You may need to get a service manual to find that. I have never seen a diagram on here of that before. What exactly are you trying to chase down in regards to coolant flow? You have some trapped air or something?
 

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You may need to get a service manual to find that. I have never seen a diagram on here of that before. What exactly are you trying to chase down in regards to coolant flow? You have some trapped air or something?
Undergoing a revamp of various items and moving locations of various items at the same time, just wanted to ensure if changing locations of the Coolant Line Hoses and Fittings not to disturb the directional flow route of the Coolant. Not moving the two larger diameter main ones that stem from the Water Pump to Lower Radiator port or Thermostat Housing to Upper Radiator port (Although wanting to ditch the Aluminum Tube that the Upper attaches too along with the 2 smaller diameter Aluminum Tubes for the smaller Hoses, one behind Motor next to Firewall, other Aluminum Tube in front by A/C lines and near the PCM. There are a couple of fittings would need to add if ditching the Aluminum Tubes and fear the unknown of the correct Coolant flow route! Hopefully that makes sense......... Been searching up and down for one, found diagram for the XJ Cherokee and many other vehecles online, but not the KL.
 

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If you ditch the aluminum tube that goes along the front behind the fans you will have to fab up something to support a long rubber radiator hose there. That is one reason they went with the stiff aluminum tube is so it doesn't bend or kink when coolant is flowing through it since its such a long run from the thermostat housing to the radiator inlet. Same with the smaller aluminum heater hoses. They used partial aluminum tubing for a reason. Getting rid of the stiff aluminum tubing may lead to cooling system issues or worse case hose collapse and overheat.
 

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If you ditch the aluminum tube that goes along the front behind the fans you will have to fab up something to support a long rubber radiator hose there. That is one reason they went with the stiff aluminum tube is so it doesn't bend or kink when coolant is flowing through it since its such a long run from the thermostat housing to the radiator inlet. Same with the smaller aluminum heater hoses. They used partial aluminum tubing for a reason. Getting rid of the stiff aluminum tubing may lead to cooling system issues or worse case hose collapse and overheat.
Didn't consider the distance to flexing of hoses, although intended to use 12AN Braided Hose for the smaller lines and 24AN Braided Stainless Steel Hose for the larger lines. To your point of causing issues that is certainly what needs to be avoided! Perhaps the Dealer's Service/Parts Department would have a Directional Flow diagram....??
 
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