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Heater outlet tube 4.2L

(1999 Ford F-150)
in Redlands, CA on June 02, 2011
I was trying to take out the heater outlet tube. It is about 6 inchces long at a 90' angle. There is not much room. It broke flush with the engine block hole it is in. How do i remove this? Do i have the remove the intake manifold??
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on June 02, 2011
I assume the tube is a steel tube, about 3/4" in diameter, pressed into a hole in the block, not easy to get to.. I'm not familiar enough with this motor to remember how the heater tube is located, but what I've done in the past is to score the inside with a sharp chisel or a hand grinder, being careful not to damage the block, and once cut, remove it by prying up a bit of it and pulling with a vice-grip or needle nose pliers. Good luck. I don't know whether you'll have to remove the intake but if you can't get to it any other way, you may.
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