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Author Topic: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps  (Read 6752 times)

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Offline TomatoSoup

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Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:05:06 PM »
Probably most of you already know this, and it's only me that used to struggle with getting the spring-type (or "constant pressure") hose clamps off with regular or needle nose pliers, but in case you didn't know...

I had to go to my daughter's college yesterday to fix a bust coolant hose on her car, an older Honda Accord.  While researching the issue I found a couple of videos on youtube where one guy was using bent-tip pliers to remove the hose clamps - these were the spring-type (or "constant pressure") clamps.  So I stopped off at Harbor Freight to get a cheap pair (less than $5 - get the 90 degree bend ones, not the 45 or 60 degree).  Well, I have to say they were worth their weight in gold.  Made what I've usually found to be a really frustrating job, extremely easy, so just passing this along.  Now I know that there are special pliers available for just this job, but these are cheaper and usable for other things as well.  These are what I mean, available from HF, many parts stores, Sears etc...



... and the clamps I'm talking about...
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Re: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 01:11:41 AM »
Always a great thing to have around.
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Re: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 06:01:34 AM »
Wished I researched last week. broke two of them. One replacing the upper radiator hose, Red One, and the small hose the one that we take off to Burp the Kappa!
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Re: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 07:40:46 AM »

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Re: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 07:46:16 AM »
Thanks guys, looks like I need to go shopping.
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Re: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 08:58:34 AM »
I use these...  Its what's your supposed to use.

http://m.sears.com/index-g.html#/productdetails/00947390000P?partnumber=00947390000P
Yes.  Like I said...

[...]  Now I know that there are special pliers available for just this job, but these are cheaper and usable for other things as well. 
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Re: Tip: Tool for removing spring-type hose clamps
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 09:01:23 AM »
Yeah, wait til you find a clamp that's turned around the wrong way and you can't get on them with those pliers.

I have used angled needle nose forever on these. They work good.

But these cable ones have a locking position that just makes it so easy.

 

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