I am trying to remove the heater core hoses at the firewall. There are 2 different style hose clamps. The one on the right is a standard metal "squeeze clamp". The one on the left is some kind of plastic ring that I am not familiar with. It is round, black plastic, about 5/8" long, and has 2 holes in the side at 180 degrees apart from eachother. The hose can be rotated around on the heater core tube. I tried turning it, twisting it and pulling it straight out. My question is - How do I remove that hose connection? Any help would be much appreciated.
Try squeezing it at the very end of the plastic and puling back at the same time,
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March, 3, 2007 AT 12:08 PM
I tried your advice but it did not work. I ended up having to cut the hose clamp off with a hacksw blade. Once it was off and I looked at it, it was obviously something that was never intended to be removed without destruction of the clamp. I will definetely be replacing it with the trusty metal squeeze type clamp.
Thanks for the quick response to my question the other day.