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Old 12-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #784
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Originally Posted by jayb328i View Post
Decided that because my upper and lower radiator hoses and expansion tank has not been changed for 60k miles to change it plus the thermostat.
Here is the problem......the lower radiator hose seems to be baked onto the radiator and will not come off when the spring clamp is released. Tried everything--but afraid that I will damage the radiator if I force it anymore.
Is this common---any suggestions, please........
That hose can be tough to remove. Best thing to do is use muscle. screwdriver probably won't help much due to the position of the hose.. or you can slowly dremel it off
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