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I dont know how to fix this

Whats up guys, my car started overheating so i had a mechanic look at it. Apparently the heater hose was broken and it was leaking. As he was replacing the heater hose he noticed the new one just wouldn’t fit in the hole so i did a little more looking around and i found out what the issue is. I do have the correct piece but the old heater hose melted off inside the hole so the new one won’t fit inside. I will post pics so u guys can see what im talking about. The first pic is the old hose, the second pic is the new hose. That little piece that you see in the new hose broke off from the old hose and its stuck here, in the third pic you will see. It is like so stuck and it melted in the hole, i can’t fit the new hose inside.
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It is like so stuck and it melted in the hole, i canít fit the new hose inside.
You need to dig the old piece out. But DO NOT SCRATCH the inside of the opening. The o-ring seals against that surface, and if you gouge it, you could end up with a hard-to-fix coolant leak.

If you compare the new pipe and the old, you can see you have a short length of pipe stuck in the hole. You want to insert something into the hole and hook the bottom edge, or insert two on opposite sides for a better grip, then slowly pull the old section out. The key is that the pieces you use to hook it must have very short hooks - just enough to hook the bottom lip without sticking out radially far enough to scratch the inside of the pipe.

In short, you might need to fiddle around some in the shop using a vise and a bench grinder to fashion some sort of tool to do this.

Or go to an auto parts or tool store and look around to see if they have something that might do the job without hacking it to fit.

Another thought is a large diameter screw that you put in the hole and turn it until it is snug, then wiggle it while pulling to extract the piece of pipe.

In summary, I'm pretty sure you can get that thing out, but be careful to avoid scratching the inside mating surface.

HTH.

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Get a tap and cut threads inside the stuck piece. Thread a bolt in the stuck piece, attach a slide-hammer. Gently slide-hammer the stuck piece out. You can remove any metal shavings/chips with a magnet. I'm sure many ways but that was my first thought.
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If you can get an easy out it would safer than trying to pry it out.
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