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I have the infamous turbo coolant line leak.

I have the 5/16" ID hose and clamps. I just need to know if I have to drain all the coolant to do this repair.

I suspect I do.

Also, the release mechanism for the one side of the hose clamp is totally in a bad spot where I can't get any tools in there to release the hose. Any ideas on how to get at the release mechanism?

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I have the infamous turbo coolant line leak.

I have the 5/16" ID hose and clamps. I just need to know if I have to drain all the coolant to do this repair.

I suspect I do.

Also, the release mechanism for the one side of the hose clamp is totally in a bad spot where I can't get any tools in there to release the hose. Any ideas on how to get at the release mechanism?

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Try a dremel with a cutting wheel to remove the clamp.

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One of these is your best friend. It ratchets, locks, and you can come on from almost any angle with it because the heads swivel.

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If it's really tight you can use one of these:
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You'll never go back use standard pliers again for clamps.

Either way, you'll drain all the coolant, so you might as well do it beforehand to save a mess.
 
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