Toby RobertT: Didn't want to pay all the crooks for the release tool which most sell for over $12 and probably cost 50 cents to produce. Decided to make one myself and then found it on Walmart site for $2.23 with in store pick-up. Thanks Walmart for not taking advantage of people.
Barbie Bubbles: Ummm that's one way to do it...
Chuck Marquart: god damn there's a plastic tool that takes those off
Chris Henson: had the same thing happen used a dremel tool was super easy
JOE FPOC: our torch is dead, i just took a pneumatic wire wheel and it cut through that thing in 10 seconds on each side and it fell right off, heater core unhurt. i actually broke the stupid thing by barely touching it by doing the cap and rotor :(
MR SINISTER1983: I just found the easiest way to remove the old one. Use a solder gun from walmart and melt your way through. The solder gun gets hot and is small for that tight area. It literally takes a minute or two.
Darick Pash: Worked perfectly...and saved me $15-20 for the plastic tool. thanks
Jay Dee: This was a great tip. Used it yesterday on my '02 Avalanche. Thanks so much!
pinktacoetr: pliers would have pulled that off a minute after melting plastic.
tinytwin: i cut mine off with a serrated steak knife! lol its a bitch finding this part in michoacan mexico.... :/
george rojas: I could of had that off a long time ago before u did an had the new part installed lol just saying
michael carr: use a 5/8 gas line tool to remove works just as good as the dealership tool and cost a lot less then go to auto-zone and get the replacement parts, the dealership says that there is two different parts and one cost two and a half times more but they are both the same part but different color will run you about 70 to 80 dollars at dealership, 13 dollars at auto-zone for both part no# 800-409 for GM
Xavier Casas: freak this saved my life
trapperrod1: great info ! My hose broke on my trip back from Fla. at night and just by passed the heater. In the day light it looked like there was some sort of plastic coupler but didnt know if I had to chang the whole heater core. THANKS
T Hoang: They have a tool to remove that it was like $15 or $20. Wish I would have seen this or new about the tool before I took a saw-all to mine lol!!!
kingtchr1: Thanks man this helped us in Phoenix...
Chevy Silverado Broken Heater Hose Connector to Firewall5
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