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Old 04-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Removing upper radiator hose

All I wanted to do is install a pair of Robert Shewman's thermostats. Easy job. Right? well not if you can't remove the upper end of the hose from the radiator. It seems that I need to remove the entire hose but the bottom end is stuck to the water pump.

Any ideas other than cutting the hoses and installing new ones?
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:08 PM   #2
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They make a special tool for that; it looks like an awl with the last 1 inch or so bent at a 90 angle. They're not a perfect solution, but they work in most caes.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #3
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I usually take an arc joint pliers and try to twist the hose to loosen it.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:46 PM   #5
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If you can open up one point on the hose to water pump, spray some PB blaster or WD40 in and let it work a bit. Open up a little more, more spray, etc. and you can probably get it off with a little prying and twisting on the hose.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:54 AM   #6
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They make a special tool for that; it looks like an awl with the last 1 inch or so bent at a 90 angle. They're not a perfect solution, but they work in most caes.
You are referring to a cotter pin removal tool I believe. They are made "special" for removing cotter pins. However, they work well for breaking any "seal" at a hose fitting.
Petehoovie has posted a photo of one.
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Great for window gaskets.
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