How to disconnect the heater hoses from the firewall?

Tiny
DAVID13HOLT
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  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
  • 123,000 MILES
I am currently trying to replace the heater core in my 97 Buick LeSabre. I realized that I can't reach the clamps to release the hoses from the firewall. There is no space to get my hands down there with a wrench to loosen the hoses. I was wondering if there is an easy way to get the hoses off so I can get the heater core out? Also, do I have to get new clamps once they are removed because they are the spring clamps and not the screw clamps? Thanks!
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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 1:19 AM

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Tiny
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Yes the clamps are reusable here is a link to show you the best tool to get those clamps loose.

http://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumatic-9409A-Clamp-Pliers/dp/B003D3N7YW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_T1?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3PGUF4NUP22G3&colid=18P9GG85XVI37
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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 1:23 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick reply! I will try that.
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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 1:50 AM
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Those pilers work awesome on those clamps especailly in tight areas.
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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 2:14 AM

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