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Old 06-28-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default How to remove A6 Radiator Hose??!!!

How does one remove the radiator hose from a 2000 2.7t? I've gotten to it after losening the the 'lock carrier' , I have removed the retaining clip, but I cannot figure out how to get the hose apart - I seems that you'd just wiggle it out but I'm not getting anywhere.


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Old 06-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Never Mind.... I got it....

but WOW! - - - I had read in a few other places that you need to pull back straight toward the engine until your sure it's gonna break.

That couldn't have been more true - I was figuring in my head budget for a new radiator when "POP" the hose came flying off. The only thing that broke were my knuckles!

I must say, I have never had to yank so hard and pry off so many plastic connectors and parts as I have had to on this Audi.

Don't get me wrong, I love the car, but my German heritage is beginning to question some of the wisdom of this German engineering...

For now, all is well.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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"How to remove A6 Radiator Hose??!!!"


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