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Old 08-29-2008, 10:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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or you could take the other bolt out of the thermostat adapter and leave the whole thing in thew car.
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Thanks for the response schultz!
Oh ECR, eh? okay. I'll look for the catch when I get home.
If I understand the alternative method is just to undo the brass fitting from the thermostat adaptor(?) and leave it hang.. any idea what size crescent that is?
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If you want to remove it the best way is with a socket. 19mm I believe is the right size. Or you can use an open end wrench to screw it out with the wires attached. Although I would not recommend that strategy. Those brass sensors tend to round out their corner when puled on by a wrench. From this pic I would say the catch is on the back side. you should be able to feel it and push real hard with you thumb straight into the wires then pull the connector off.
I usually use my pocket screwdriver and pull with my hand gripping tight to the outer two side while pushing on the catch.
Be patient.
You'll get it.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you are very careful, you can take a small screwdriver and work it between the hose and nipple and move the screwdriver from side to side until you break the seal then remove the hose.
A cotter pin puller with a compound bend, works much better than a screwdriver when loosening stubborn hoses. Here is a picture of one where the compound bend is easier to see.
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Most hobbyist repair type of people don't have a cotter pin puller in their tool box.
You could aslo buy the hose remover from Sears that is basicaly a cotter pin tool with the end rounded off to prevent stabbing through the hose.
I was just trying to keep it simple.
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You're right, most hobbyist repair types don't have a cotter pin puller in their tool box.

Wouldn't halt a project just to go pick one up, but they work so well for removal of stubborn heater/radiator hoses, I thought it was worth mentioning - "Hey, you might want to pick one of these up next time you're at the tool store."

They are also sometimes handy for putting hoses back on in a crowded engine compartment.
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an0nymous, your car is almost identical to mine. Did you get it all sorted out?
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THANK YOU SCHULTZ.
Just like you said on the other side of the clip there was a release. I included a picture. The hose... bad things happened to the hose in the pre-dawn hours. It will require replacement.

Look at all the crap that came out of the EGR.
For today: pull the distributor off, Pull the lifters for a cleaning... might get to the valves.

If anyone wants any pictures of anything, let me know.

I'm actually working on this today, in realtime, and will be monitoring this thread.
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Glad I could help.
Also glad you will replace the hose.
New clamps would be in order as well.
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Okay well here's the current state of affairs. How the heck do I hold the cam still in order to remove the end bolt?

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