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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Chap tricks for removing heater hoses

Ok, usually I can get these things off if I can get a flat head screw driver to help break the seal. I'm trying to remove the heater hose from the back of the 3.4 block.

Let's hear some ideas that don't include pulling the damn motor again.

whatcha got?

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Just grab it and twist it off. Quit being a bitch.




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use pliers grab and twist. I have seen people cut a slit in them too...I rather just grab and twist. Dont pinch it too much or you will crush the part its connecting to

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twist and don't be afraid to break it or hurt your knuckles
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pull the motor...& put in a 4.7
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gee hadn't thought of that

guess I should have said I already tried the obvious. I can barely get my hand on the damn thing and it didn't budge. There's no room for tools (pliers, screw driver, etc) which is why I posted looking for little tricks not a dozen people pointing out the obvious.

Any others besides the cut a slit idea?

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eh.... cut the slit and get another hose....

long needlenose pliers holding a utility knife blade....

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There are some super-special pliers that are made for those "bitch clamps"... they have a cable-actuated clamp and aren't too spendy (plus I have some to rent) and they work oh so nice.

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Getting the clamp off wasn't the problem. Getting the rubber hose to break free of the tube is. I think I got it covered tho. There's about 3 other things I need to pull the motor for, so I'll just add this to the list.

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If you're not worried about saving the hose just cut it
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I have a hooked pick to do that. Its designed for pulling hoses. Works great.

Here is the harbor freight option:

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...ick-96572.html

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That's what I'm talkin about. Thanks Issac.

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Damn, that looks useful. I may have to pick one up today on my way to work.




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Just a quick note. You will have to move it around the hose a few times to loosen the stuck on rubber. Then you should be able to hook it under, and pull it off. However, on old, dried out hoses, there is a good possibility that the hose will tear some, and be unusable.

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Heh.. a seal puller looks similar, but has a tendency to rip the hose and then the wiring harness looms near by.

Luckily, I didn't rip any of the wires, they would have been a real bitch to patch back together back there.

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Did it alteast get the hose off in the process?




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yup. and now i know what needs to be modified for it to go back on and connect to the 85 heater controller thingy.

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the flux capacitor lol....

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heh, might as well have been. Toyota wants $40 for that damn thing. Definitely did NOT want to rip it, cut it, etc.

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Sooo...off topic. What is the -Degenerate- in the signatures mean, aside from the obvious? I get that those who have it as sig lines are certainly qualified to wear the badge, but there are many others who also fit that category who do not. What gives?

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sooooo tempting to make a sarcastic comment about that lol..... but someone might actually take it seriously or the wrong way lmao

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yeah, you should be careful. The degenerates have zero sense of humor and very thin skins.

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Did you ever get that hose dealie sorted out?

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Did you ever get that hose dealie sorted out?
Yup. To get a sense of how hard it was to get to that hose, it mounts to the block about 4-5" below that copper "extension"(which was why I was removing the hose in the first place):

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Good to see you got hooking it up figured out.




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WOW... talk about a cramped workspace; glad to see it's together. I forgot this was going in a 1st gen truck; that oughta be fun when it's "done". What's next on the agenda? TRD 'charger?

My ex has a 79 that doesn't have that heater control valve; we just ran hoses directly from/to the heater core and used a bypass in the summer. Easy-peasy.

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It's actually a second gen (85)... but the charger isn't on the list anywhere at this point. Gotta get it running, still need to do gears and elock the front, switch up to longs, then I'll work on dialing in the suspension, then comes protection (internal cage, flat bed, etc).

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Whoops; the firewall kinda looks like a first gen...

Seeing what you're up against I think I'll stick with the 22R and forget about the 3.4 swap; although I am not afraid to chop stuff to "make it fit".

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