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I'm installing a new Hi-performance silicone Throttle Body Air Duct to replace the accordion pleated connector between the throttle body and the air bridge. The clamp on the TB part is a normal hose clamp so no problem. The clamp on the air bridge has no obvious place to open it.

How do I release this front clamp, or does the connector just slip off of the bridge with the clamp in place?

Thanks in advance. Z06y Lady, stuck as usual. :-?
 

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I haven't removed mine but I think I recall what it looks like. Some manufacturers use a one piece band of metal for clamps because they are cheaper than worm gear clamps. Look for a bulge somewhere round the perimeter. It will look like an omega symbol. Just pry the bulge apart with screwdrivers to allow enough slack to remove the clamp and hose. I would personally replace it with a worm gear because they are easier to remove. This type of clamp has a special tool to tighten but screwdrivers work in a pinch for removal and pliers to retighten if you decide to reuse it.

Does this sound right anyone or did my brain think I saw something that wasn't there?
 

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H ithere,
Janet, you have mail, here.
Bestoyou, c4c5:z:
 

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Aw come on!

c4c5specialist said:
H ithere,
Janet, you have mail, here.
Bestoyou, c4c5:z:

Come on Doc, let us ALL know the secret:D
:lol:
:cheers: :cheers:
 

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Once You Know How

ZeeOhSix said:
Ya, you think she is the only one who will ever change that hose :D:D?
Thanks to Intercul and c4c5specialist, I was able to open this clamp. The opening point on my car was on the bottom of the clamp. Intercul's reference left me in the dark until I saw the item. Imagine an upside down capital Greek letter omega.

The bands of the clamp extend from the base of the letter, and there is a loop in the band making the round part of the letter. The trick here is to open up the base of the letter, thereby lengthening the clamp. Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the opening of the letter omega from the side towards the throttle body. As the screwdriver is pushed forward, the increasing width opens the gap. By turning the screwdriver blade, the gap increases more. To reinstall, use a sidecutter pliers to squeeze the base of the letter closed. Z06Y Lady :)
 

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Hehe, I took the easy route, ripped out the entire assembly, airbox, bridge and all and replaced with a shiny new TRIC :)

JC
 

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We aim to pleeeeze

fyrcaptain said:
Thank you Lady:)

:cheers:
I always like to help the members of this forum.

Z06Y Lady, part time mechanic :D
 

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Hey Janet,
You take care of the west coast, Ill take care of the east coast.:D
Barbs got Canada, now all we need is someone to cover our Mexican contingient. :eek2:
Excellent info, besttoyou, c4c5:z:
 
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