Heater Hose Replacement
- Replacement hoses
- Hose clamp tool
- Engine coolant
- Fluid catch basin
- Socket set
- Exacto knife or razor blade
- Protective eyewear and gloves
Begin with the engine cold, in park with the emergency brake set, drain the cooling system. Step 1 - Locate the heater hoses to be replaced and remove or relocate any obstructions.
Locate Heater Hoses
Hose Clamp Removal Tool Step 3 - Once the tool has been installed, move the hose clamp to gain access to the hose mounting fitting. (Note: Heater hoses are connected to the heater core, this core is fragile so caution should be used when removing the heater hoses to avoid breaking the core and causing a coolant leak.)
Hose Clamp Removed Step 4 - After the hose clamps have been loosened and relocated down the hose, use an exacto knife or razor blade to gently slice the hose long ways along the fitting.
Exacto Knife Step 5 - Once the heater hose has been cut, gently lift and twist the hose to release it from the heater core fitting, repeat this process for the remaining hose.
Heater Hose Removed