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Radiator hoses

I just noticed a leak coming from somewhere up top on the driver side radiator hose. I was doing some research on how hard it was to DIY and can't find much in the way of help. I read somewhere that a special tool is needed so no air bubbles get in the system. Also the hoses look like a pretty tight fit. Any help would be great. The dealer wants $800 for the two hoses and I would like to avoid the ridiculous labor charges and do it myself.
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Easy fix. Pull the metal clip off the hose and it comes right off. A pick of some sort makes it easier to get that clip off


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Buy a new hose from tasca parts with the double oring design. Cheaper than the dealer


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And as for refilling the coolant do I need a special tool so not to get air bubbles in the system? Also how hard is it and should I flush the system. I am at 51k miles.
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