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      05-21-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Help with getting hose off the radiator?

I am currently in the process of replacing the thermostat and hoses but I am so far unsuccessful at getting the hoses disconnected from the radiator!

Any tricks to removing either (upper or lower) radiator from the radiator?
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Pull the metal clip up, then pull the hose away from the fitting. Slight twist and tug should do it.

The metal clip slides into a groove on the Tstat housing and will be impossible to remove if the clip is in place.
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Just realized you said remove from radiator. Leave the hose connected on the radiator side. Just remove the Tstat housing side.
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Just realized you said remove from radiator. Leave the hose connected on the radiator side. Just remove the Tstat housing side.
Thanks for replying. I need to replace the hoses and the end that is connected to the radiator is stubborn and doesn't want to slide off! I removed the fan and have clear access. It seems that all I can do is pull until it comes apart. The o-ring must be dirty or something.
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Here is a picture. I will just keep tugging and wiggling.
Then there is that tiny fastener, do I just pull the small hose from the radiator hose or is there trick to releasing that fastener?
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Here is a picture. I will just keep tugging and wiggling.
Then there is that tiny fastener, do I just pull the small hose from the radiator hose or is there trick to releasing that fastener?
Stubborn hose attached to radiator.
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Here is a picture. I will just keep tugging and wiggling.
Then there is that tiny fastener, do I just pull the small hose from the radiator hose or is there trick to releasing that fastener?
Stubborn hose attached to radiator.
The little fastener so that I can remove the expansion tank hose.
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      05-21-2017, 12:38 PM   #8
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Assuming you need to remove that small hose.

I dont think You will be able to take off that little hose with the fastener still attached. An Indy might have a tool to remove and replace the fastener but I just took one off with a small flat head screw driver and replaced it with a screw type fastener since it was all mangled.
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I know to get the hoses off when stuck. Simply put thin flat head in opening and twist a tiny bit.

Initially I was reluctant to use the flathead out of fear of damaging the plastic radiator piece. It is tougher than I imagined!
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I know to get the hoses off when stuck. Simply put thin flat head in opening and twist a tiny bit.

Initially I was reluctant to use the flathead out of fear of damaging the plastic radiator piece. It is tougher than I imagined!
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I know to get the hoses off when stuck. Simply put thin flat head in opening and twist a tiny bit.

Initially I was reluctant to use the flathead out of fear of damaging the plastic radiator piece. It is tougher than I imagined!
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You are correct. That connected is not replaceable.
It is this type:



Also found a youtube video removing the crimp clamp. You cut it.

Still debating whether I want to replace the darn water pump. Took me a long time just to get the darn hose off.
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