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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:05 pm 
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Hey all, any advice on replacing the heater core in my el fairmont its turning out to be a prick of a job!!!

Got the dash and that out, have all the bolts out of the heater box, but I cant get the heater hoses off!!!

The spring clamps are pointing down and wont move!!! I dont wanna pull the inlet manifold out again.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:15 pm 
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That IS a prick of a job!!

I say sacrifice the hoses. Cut/grind/melt the things off and then replace with brand spankin new hose (3/4inch?) when putting all back together

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:24 pm 
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I thought of that but it looks like the clamps wont fit through the hole in the firewall!!!

So they have to come off!!!

Its to dark now so ill try again in the morning!!!

What a prick of a job....Last time I do a 4min 26second burnout on the revlimiter with the heater on!!!!!!

Any suggestions people!

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:29 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:35 pm 
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Cut/grind the clamps off... shouldnt be more than a few bucks for replacement clamps from fastener store... i.e. coventry fasteners...

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:21 pm 
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Tried that, cant get the grinder in there, manifold in the way......

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:05 pm 
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Get a mechanic to pull his hair out, or try some vice grips?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:51 pm 
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If you are going to replace the heater core anyway, why not cut the heater core pipes off with a hacksaw, inside of the clips.

I must admit, mine came off pretty easily when I did them a few months ago and I doubt they had ever been off in 13 years.

Maybe they are easier to get to on the windsors?

Good luck though!

 

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