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    Thread: Remove Quick connects on heater core, How?

    1. 02-02-2011 06:09 PM #1
      How do these things quick disconnect?

      One of the couplings cracked, the one with the little hose, so I need to replace it.
      I've already ordered the parts from VW.

      Do I press on the little wire bail, push in and pull out

      or

      Do I remove the little wire bail and twist?

      The last thing I want to do is damage the inlet pipe to the heater core.

      The Bently doesn't really say anything.

      Thanks for any assistance.

      Steve

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      02-02-2011 06:11 PM #2
      Pull the metal thing up, then pull hard, or get in there with a flat head between the connecter and the pipe and pry. Its a bitch to get off.

    3. 02-02-2011 06:17 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by riddie View Post
      Pull the metal thing up, then pull hard, or get in there with a flat head between the connecter and the pipe and pry. Its a bitch to get off.
      Thanks!

      You ain't kidding because I played with it and it doesn't seem to want to move.
      I wasn't sure if it just falls off or requires a little persuasion!

      Thanks for the quick reply.

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      02-02-2011 06:19 PM #4
      It literally took me 6 hours to get it off. I was scared for the exact same reason. I felt like when I pulled harder.


















      thats what she said.

    5. 02-02-2011 06:38 PM #5
      Ouch!

      Looks like I'm gonna be busy tomorrow

      The GM version isn't much better though, but easier to figure out.

    6. 02-03-2011 11:01 AM #6
      @riddie

      Got it off in about 5 minutes!
      You were right!

      Lift up the clip, it actually has a little spot where it clicks into and stays up, and then pull straight out like there is no tomorrow!!

      Popped right off as soon as my 6'1" 240 lbs of blubber were put to good use


      Thanks again!

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      02-03-2011 11:59 AM #7
      idk what you guys were having trouble with haha i pulled my motor 2 days ago and these connectors were cake
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    8. 02-03-2011 03:18 PM #8
      Guess it depends upon the car and how long they have been on there.
      This car has 160,000 miles on it and most of the hoses are original.

      Only took me 5 minutes but it was on very tight.

      I was more concerned with "how" they release because I didn't want to be trying to push and turn them if they just needed to be pulled.

      On GM and Ford you push the tabs and the connector falls right off.

      Better to be safe than sorry, especially when a heater core is on the other end

      VW seems to be the only car I have ever seen where the plastic fittings, manifolds, couplings and so forth fall apart before the hoses start to leak.
      The crack pipe is a classic example.

      VW really needs to find a different chemical formula for their plastic pieces.

      Couplers.
      Crack pipe.
      Plastic impeller on water pump
      etc..

      They all fall apart far too frequently.

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      02-03-2011 03:27 PM #9
      with my experience, it's easier to unclamp the hoses to take the radiator off then play with the connectors on the ground. If you can afford it, just order new ones, they're impossible to get off.

      There's nothing quick about them.
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    10. 07-22-2011 09:28 AM #10
      does anyone know where I can order this part? Tried looking on pelican parts with no luck. Any info would be appreciated.

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