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Need tips to removing stuck heater hose behind engine

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Hi,

Need some help pulling out a heater hose that connects from the water valve to the back of the engine.

It's #5 from the real oem picture, though it looks nothing like what the pipe actually looks like. I have spent over 4 hour trying to pull, wiggle, nudge, push and pull. I even tried pouring hot, close to boiling water down the pipe, but nothing has worked. :mad:

And yes, I did remove the metal pin/clip that each of these hoses have.

Any tips is helpful. Part #64218378368



The worst thing I want to do is break the male coupling/pipe this hose connects to #7. But if I break this, then i'm screwed :bawling:



For reference, the pipe is located behind the engine where you can't see it, but you can feel around.
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make a slit with a sharp knife.use a test pen to lever it off.tho the hose will be shorter(after cutting to the length of the slit ) it will still be useable.
Get a make-up mirror ($5 at Walmart), place it back there and you will see where the hose goes.
Did that already with the mirror..... I guess what worked was another hour of wiggling after the engine was warmed up to normal temps....

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i am guessing the rubber/plastic kinda bonded with the metal from years of heat cycling. you can break the bond by taking a thin flathead screw driver and pushing it away slowly. this process also works well for loosing the hose that comes off the radiator.
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