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Old July 19th, 2018, 11:51   #1
Tom in PT
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Default dumb question -removing lower hose on intercooler

I have had a fouling of the air sensor at the top of the intercooler, triggering a CEL light and P026A code. It was suggested to remove the large rubber hose at the bottom of the intercooler to clean up and remove any accumulated oil/sludge that might be contributing to the fouling.

I dropped the plastic belly pan and completely loosened the clamp (or so I thought) and the hose is really tightly bound to the intercooler flange. Is there a trick to loosing this clamp so that the hose can slide off easily? Is there more to the clamp than just loosening the nut?
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Old July 19th, 2018, 12:25   #2
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The rubber hose on the plastic flange will glue itself in place after a few years. I use a cotter pin removal tool (looks like an awl with a bent end) to slide between the hose and flange to break it free. finding a little sludge is normal.
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 17:10   #3
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Thanks, will try that soon.

FWIW, this issue is with my 2013 Passat, not the '05. Originally posted in the B7/NMS forum, moderators moved this thread to this forum by accident.

My '05 has never had a CEL thrown in now 13 1/2 years, no issues with sludge or bad sensors.
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