The fitting is molded to the heater core(original equipment) and doesnt seem to be replaceable. The core would have to be replaced.
The fittings can be cut off carefully because the heater core has plastic end tanks and the fittings on these tanks are plastic.
The fittings make the heater core have two hose sizes and once the fittings are removed, the hose sizes are the same, or should be. This is true of some V-6 models.
The core can be bypassed on some cars, this is probably one of them. It is a hard job because of the location of the heater hose but it should be easier on a 4 cyl.
Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 12:02 AM