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GM: removing..The plastic coolant elbow..intake manifold..tensioner

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Plastic coolant elbow failure - removing remaining end portions . The plastic coolant elbow from my lower intake manifold just failed. Both ends remain and need to be removed before installing the new part (GM #24503423) What is the best way to get out the old ends which remain in the LIM and the tensioner.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 5 years ago.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.

GM Tech (Cam) :

usually you can use a small hooked tool to reach in and remove the old parts.

Customer:

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. The coolant elbow (my model has only one) broke off at the LIM and the tensioner assembly which has a coolant passage. The ends with the o-rings remain in the LIM and the tensioner.

GM Tech (Cam) :

you can use a small hooked tool to reach in and remove the old parts..

Customer:

I had a Dorman part which failed within four months. Is the GM part better? Also, should anything but antifreeze to lubricate the new elbows O-rings be used?

GM Tech (Cam) :

It is much better quality. ,

GM Tech (Cam) :

Use coolant.

Customer:

Thank you.

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