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Hi,
I have a coolant leak in one of the heater hose near the firewall, the one towards the passenger side(thicker one). The hose clamps that connect the rubber hose to the engine/metal tube is not accessible at all. I got a flexible plier like below :


I was able to barely compress the clamps, but then it popped and rotated more towards the firewall, making it even more inaccessible. If I remove the other hose (thinner and closer to the drivers side), I might be able to reach the first hose clamps. But the second hose clamps are inaccessible with a plier as well.

One of the you tube videos shows success with the flexible pliers on the first host. Another one has the presenter suggesting to break the clamps with a screw driver. I have also read about removing the upper intake, which would make both hoses accessible.

If anyone has come across this, I would like to hear suggestions and experiences.

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That tool is one hell of a contraption! That's not what I was expecting to see when I clicked on the link.
If it's that tight in there then I suggest just removing the manifold. You'll need a new gasket kit though.
 

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I’d just pull the manifold. It’s not that big of a job, just a hassle for a mere hose.
 
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