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Can I disconnect coolant line connector without breaking it? by David Hambleton
Started on: 07-23-2013 06:33 PM
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Last post by: David Hambleton on 07-24-2013 10:14 PM
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Report this Post07-23-2013 06:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David HambletonClick Here to Email David HambletonSend a Private Message to David HambletonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There's a coolant line attached to the bottom of the '87 2.5L intake manifold that looks like a snap-on connector.
Can it be removed without breaking it & reused? If so, how? Thanks!
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Report this Post07-23-2013 11:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Likely no. The fitting will break, etc... Expect need a new one.
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Thanks Ogre. I'll cut the hose off at the OE crimp instead.
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Report this Post07-24-2013 10:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can release the hose by carefully pinch the plastic part but putting back often the oring will not seal. Oring is part of fitting in intake...

cutting hose? Likely won't help and just make more work...
Just Messing w/ that fitting can cause leaks etc. and often needs replacing.

Get another fitting before you use that engine. If engine is pulled of any reason then replace the fitting when engine is out.
Is a Giant pain doing that job in the car.
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Ok - I'll add that to the to-do list. The engine is replacing a "rattler" in an '86.
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