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Bottom radiator hose will not come out

Got the bolt off but it wont pull out

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If you're replacing it and don't mind destroying it, pinch the hose as much as you can starting from where it's connected till you are able to pinch it to where you might be able to make your fingers come together. Cut the hose with a knife all the way through. See if you can now twist the hose and pull at the same time. If it busts loose, you should be able to remove it.

However, if it still doesn't want to come off, stick a thin flat tip screwdriver between the hose and the part it's installed on. Push it till it pops out the other end. Keep doing that all the way around the hose. Soon you will find the hose will pull off!

Posted on May 25, 2009


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