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Hey everyone,

 

Changing my coolant in my 2000 Z71 one of my heater hoses decided to snap off where they go into the heater core at the fire wall. I had to 'mcguiver' a fix using a larger diametre hose over the quick disconnect, then a reducer fitting to fit the heater hose, a couple of clamps and off I go.

I can't figure out how the quick disconnects work.....do they just work like air hose disconnects or is there some kind of trick to realease the hoses? I don't want to get too rough with them incase I break them off.

 

Any help would be appreciated and better yet.....if someone has some pics of releasing the hoses from the disconnects, that would be awesome!!

 

Thanks......... :cheers:

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I had the same thing happen to mine. I just took a hack saw blade and cut that stupid plastic disconnect off and just slid the hose over the aluminium heater core opening and clamped it down. It's been working for a couple of years now like that with out one single problem with the heater. Why waste the $$$ on replacing a stupid piece of plastic? :cheers:

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I had the same thing happen to mine.  I just took a hack saw blade and cut that stupid plastic disconnect off and just slid the hose over the aluminium heater core opening and clamped it down.  It's been working for a couple of years now like that with out one single problem with the heater.  Why waste the $$$ on replacing a stupid peice of plastic?  :cheers:

 

 

 

Thats sounds like a great solution. Im all over that!!

 

How the heck did you get a hack saw in there?

 

So the disconnect is attached to an aluminum heater core pipe?

 

When my heater hose broke off it was connected to a plastic pipe.......thats what broke.

 

I can just imagine the $$$$ involved to replace the heater core if I screw up taking the disconnects off.

 

:P

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I had the same thing happen to mine.  I just took a hack saw blade and cut that stupid plastic disconnect off and just slid the hose over the aluminium heater core opening and clamped it down.  It's been working for a couple of years now like that with out one single problem with the heater.  Why waste the $$$ on replacing a stupid peice of plastic?   :cheers:

 

 

 

Thats sounds like a great solution. Im all over that!!

 

How the heck did you get a hack saw in there?

 

So the disconnect is attached to an aluminum heater core pipe?

 

When my heater hose broke off it was connected to a plastic pipe.......thats what broke.

 

I can just imagine the $$$$ involved to replace the heater core if I screw up taking the disconnects off.

 

:P

 

 

 

 

 

I took the blade off the saw and that gave me plenty of room.

 

If you look closely near the firewall you will see 2 aluminum pipes comming out of the wall. These are what the plastic disconects are attached to. I'll try to take a picture of mine and email it to you if you want so you can see what I am talking about. I truly can't see what the d**n purpose was to using those cheep plastic connectors in the first place.

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Yeah I had the same problem and yall did it the same way I did it. That quick-connect crap one of the stupidest things I have ever seen.

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I took the blade off the saw and that gave me plenty of room.

 

If you look closely near the firewall you will see 2 aluminum pipes comming out of the wall. These are what the plastic disconects are attached to. I'll try to take a picture of mine and email it to you if you want so you can see what I am talking about. I truly can't see what the d**n purpose was to using those cheep plastic connectors in the first place.

 

 

 

 

Awesome...........thanks for the clarification.

 

If you could send me a pic that would be perfect.

 

My email is [email protected]

 

I certainly agree that those disconnects are a completed retarded ideas.........wouldn't be so bad if they simply disconnected like air hoses.

 

Thanks again!!........... :cheers:

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  I truly can't see what the d**n purpose was to using those cheep plastic connectors in the first place.

 

 

 

 

Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

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Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

 

 

 

 

Very good point. :cheers:

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Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

 

 

 

 

What a jackass comment.

 

 

 

 

 

:P:cheers:

 

Besides A-hole I didn't even say that!

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Hey, hoorders, I'll try to get the pic's to you tonight!

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Hey, hoorders,  I'll try to get the pic's to you tonight!

 

 

 

Cool............thanks man................I appreciate it!!............ :cheers:

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hoorders, you should have them now. Hope they help.

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