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Old 01-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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So I have luke warm heat. Has anyone ever flushed just the heatercore? What the hell do I need to get these quick connects off the heater core. Please help I'm freezing!
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It's easier I you follow your hoses back to the engine and disconnect then from there, did it this past weekend only took about 20 mins
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Yea I tried taking them off of the engine. Front came off fine but the back one has a hose clamp that you squeeze to loosen and the thing is turned towards the ire wall. There is noway to get to it at all I tried for 4 hours at least last weekend.
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Oh mines a v6 and they were both right there in front
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Just take them off and let the antifreeze run out?
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No you put a garden hose up to the hoses and run water through until it comes out clear
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Alright. Will this cause me to lose all my antifreeze by running out of the radiator hose?
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if your heater core is plugged like mine was, the antifreeze is gonna be a nasty brown color that smells like...well you know. I just flushed the whole thing out and It was hard as hell to get the hoses off for me too. I ended up using an adjustable wrench to kinda push from behind.
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if your heater core is plugged like mine was, the antifreeze is gonna be a nasty brown color that smells like...well you know. I just flushed the whole thing out and It was hard as hell to get the hoses off for me too. I ended up using an adjustable wrench to kinda push from behind.
Yes I tried to get pliers back there just couldn't get any kind of a grip on it. The dam clamp is has way too uch tension to release it. So what do I need to get the hose off of the heater core barbs? Looks like some fancy quick connect but I can't tell what it is or what I need to do to get it off.
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