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Trying to remove the spring-type hose clamps on the coolant hoses going to my water outlet, not a lot of maneuver room and my pliers keep losing their grip. One of the clamps is positioned with its tabs underneath the hose. Any suggestions on how to get these hoses off? I have the one in front, from the radiator, already off. It's the one to the engine and the other in the back of the outlet I can't seem to get.

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I USE HOSE PLIERS AND THE LONG NEED NOSE PLIERS WITH THE OFF SET ENDS.IN SOME CASES I CUT THE HOSE TO GIVE ME MORE ROOM TO GET MY HOSE PLIERS ON THE HOSE CLAMPS.WHEN YOU GET THOSE HOSE CLAMPS OFF USE THE BAND TYPE CLAMPS YOU SCREW TO TIGHTEN.SO NEXT TIME JOB WILL BE A LOT EASIER,THATS WHAT I DID.

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Engine Coolant Thermostat Replacement (4.2L Engine)
Tools Required
J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers

Removal Procedure
Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling .
Remove the generator. Refer to Generator Replacement .



Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing (1). Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.



Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
Installation Procedure




Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Install the thermostat housing bolts.
Tighten
Tighten the bolts to 10 N·m (89 lb in).

Lubricate the inner diameter of the radiator hose with engine coolant.



Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing (1). Secure the hose with the clamp.
Install the generator. Refer to Generator Replacement .
Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling .
Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.


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Engine Coolant Thermostat and Housing Replacement, Tools Required: Hose Clamp Pliers.
Removal Procedure IMPORTANT:Use the hose clamp pliers to gently release tension on the hose clamp until the hose clamp lock feature engages allowing removal of the hose.
Fig. 1: View Of Radiator Inlet & Outlet Hoses
  • Drain the cooling system.
  • Using the hose clamp pliers, release the tension on the hose clamp at the thermostat housing and reposition the clamp.
  • Remove the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
Fig. 2: Identifying Thermostat Housing & Bolt/Stud
  • Remove the thermostat housing bolt/stud.
  • Remove the thermostat housing.
INSTALLATION
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  • Install the thermostat housing bolt/stud.
  • Tighten: Tighten the bolts to 25 N.m (18 lb ft).
  • Install the radiator outlet hose to the thermostat housing.
  • Using a small flat-bladed screwdriver, release the hose clamp retention lock at the thermostat housing.
  • Fill the cooling system.
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Tools Required
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Removal Procedure
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