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Old 03-28-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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Alright just got the motor complety redone at the dealership shes good as new with nomore leaks or seaps, i also need the 2 hoses that are under the alternater that go to the heater core in the firewall, im going to change them myself any tips or suggestions, and its just coolant travelling through those lines right, thanks
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The best advice I can give is that before embarking behind the strut tower you purchase a spring hose clamp tool. I got mine at sears and it'* worth every penny when you get behind that strut tower.

I don't think anyone can possibly do those hoses w/o it.
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While I have changed many hose spring clamps without the special pliers, I have to agree with Bill on this one due to the location of the hose clamps on these. The $30 +/- is well spent for a quality tool.

And yes, there is only coolant running through those hoses (as long as you keep your coolant clean, lol).
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thanks, ill be making a trip out to sear this afternoon, so is there any way of stopping the coolant from runnning all over once one end of the hose is out, should i just pinch the hose i am removing with vice grips to stop the coolant?>
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Drain the coolant first. There will still be a little in the hoses, but no way you can be spotless about it.

Oh..and make sure no kids or women are around you. You will be swearing, even with the hose clamp tool. I found it easiest to remove the clamp, gently slice hose and pry off heater core.

You must be gentle. any scratches could cause leaks later.
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