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CHEVY Z71 HEATER HOSE CONNECTION

1999 Chevrolet Silverado

My 1999 Chevy truck has approx 202,000 miles. Still runs great no problems with running gear what so ever. Going on a short trip a few weeks ago some steam started coming out from under hood. The heater hose was spraying water from where it connects to the heater core at the fire wall. I disconnected both heater hoses and bypassed the heater core. I thought the pipe coming through the fire wall from the heater core it self had broke but in fact there is some type of plastic quick connect that connects the rubber heater hose to the metal pipe from the heater core. I know these connectors have special tools for removal. My question is, is there any way to remove this plastic connector with out having these special tools?
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MSALLEN
October 2, 2007.




You must have the special tool. The good thing is that you can use an inexpensive fuel line disconnect set to remove the hoses.

A/C, Fuel Line Disconnect set

DTS37000
Disconnect the spring lock couplings on Ford and Chrysler air conditioning lines. Also works on fuel line quick connect couplings found on Ford, GM, and Chrysler. 5/16" size fits on push lock connectors found on Ford radiators and transmission lines. Set includes sizes: 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", and 7/8".

Price(USD): 15.99

available from MACTOOLS. COM

Dennyp
Oct 2, 2007.


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