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  1. #11
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    Hello!

    It was plastic. If you go under you will see it clipped on with a weird clip that you have to pull apart to remove. I didn't touch the radiator hoses which is why I got scared when coolant came out. The plastic part is very hard to move out of the way. I finally managed to push it down with a lot of force but I didn't realize that it had some flexibility to it.

    Thanks

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    Oh sorry, I didn't remove my battery, but if you're not gonna go under then it may have to be. Those crimps go bad all the time. Every GM vehicle I've owned had them go bad at some point except my impala.

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    I did not take the bumper off either... I jacked it up and took the tire off. It's tight and I cut my hand but it can be done.

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    Thanks for the replies, the site didn't notify me of your responses earlier. I have a hose ordered off amazon, but I haven't figured out if/how I'm going to do this. It's currently 5F for a high, and the car is sitting.

    Pulling the battery is not hard, if it gives you access to the lower radiator fitting.

    I'm assuming you used a pick to remove the clip to get the line free vs. removing the fitting all together from the radiator, and then removing the connector from the old line.

    I can see how you may have done it I think. It's very tight, and will take lot's of patience. Which is ok if the garage is warm!

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    It took me a while, but I spent a long time trying to figure out how to push that intake pipe thing out of the way. The clip was pretty easy to remove, but to bring both hands in to pull it is a little tight. I think when you see where it's connected you'll be fine lol. I know I am making it sound confusing but honestly it wasn't that bad. 90% of the time I was freaking out about coolant coming out xD

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