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Old 01-17-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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Hard to get off hoses

Does anyone have a special technique or a good way to get off the hoses with the grey spring that you have to push down (ATF hoses, oil cooler hoses). Im taking off my radiator and have 4 i have to get off, I got 1 but can't seem to get the others. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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There's a special tool for it, but you can search for some alternatives in threads here.

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:55 PM   #4
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The quick disconnect tool is the Assenmacher 5346. Will save you some time and frustration using the correct tool, especially if another method ends up breaking any of the plastic rings off. Not the only method out there that works, but certainly the easiest. Here’s a cheaper version of the tool on Amazon that does the same thing: http://www.amazon.com/CTA-3466-Steer...TBR6KRLMOAJA6I.

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