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Old 03-21-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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I usually use 45 degree nose pliers for squeezing these hose clamps, but on our cars access is limited in some areas. Before I go out and buy the cable type pliers, do you guys have a special trick?



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I used to fight as well. Then after a bad Honda experience I bought the correct tool. If there'* a possible need for them, I ensure I have them on hand. There is no doublt in my mind that certain tools are well worth the money.
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Buy the tool!

The tool is the best automotive specialty tool. EVER.
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While I still don't have one, I will someday. If you do much of your own work you won't regret it, IMO.

Like said, there are a few spots on the Bonne that are just too much of a PITA without the tool.
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I didn't know there was a special tool for that style clamp.

Added to my "want" list.

I always use my 45 degree needle nose, regular needle nose, or channel locks (nice wide grip makes them perfect).
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Good luck behind the strut with the heater hoses. Even with the tool...they are a bit of a pain.
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