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Old 09-19-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Best way to remove stuck hoses/connectors?

My car is a 93' Civic thats lived its live through rain and salt in Wisconsin. I started the swap and NEED the motor out tomarrow (saturday) so that I can put the other one in and get the car out of the garage by sunday. Seriously like 90% of the hoses and wire connectors are ******* stuck on really good and pulling as hard as I can (without pulling on the wires) doesnt do anything. Is is safe to spray WD-40 on them or some other solvent (liquid wrench, PB blaster, etc)?

Also, whats the best way to get the hoses unstuck? Can I heat them with a torch? I really can afford and dont want to deal with cutting them so anything that'll help unstick it is best.


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I usually pry carefully with a screwdriver.
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Default Re: Best way to remove stuck hoses/connectors? (GPoodle)

I use pliers , one that is big enough for the hose. Firmly grip around the hose+pipe contact area, TWIST back/forth and pull at the same time.
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always push the hose off, don't pull it as it will only grab onto the pipe even tighter...take a needle nose pliers and leverage it off...if you have to pull, then pull while leveraging it off...

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I Just cut mine off by splitting it and then peeling it back, I would rather replace the hose Than break something.
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giant pliers, grab around the hose, twist, then pull.

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I use pliers , one that is big enough for the hose. Firmly grip around the hose+pipe contact area, TWIST back/forth and pull at the same time.
That's the best my IMO. I've seen (and done a few times) the other ways and some other methods, and the way above is the easiest and cleanest way, and the least amount of chance of ripping the hose or breaking the neck that it's attached to. It sucks when you break off the neck of an old radiator when you try to use a screwdriver or just try and pull the hose right off.... time for a new radiator.
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