Here's how I did it, I took a flash light and pushed it down there until the thing dislodged. Then I put the accordian hose on the ground and took my right foot and smashed it (I didn't do it extremely hard) until I heard it shatter. Then I dumped all the pieces out. Do make sure you get them ALL out. Even the slightest pieces of dust/dirt can put a huge amount of wear on the engine, I can't imagine what a little piece of plastic in the chamber would do
I got a long screwdriver and placed the tip of it on the joints where it fixes to the sides of the tube, then smacked it with my hammer.. one smack per joint, on my concorde there was 3.. Make sure there is NO loose fragments in there when you put it back, dont want that crap ending up in your motor.
i don't believe that the 2nd gen cars have this miniature plastic tuba in their accordian hoses. however, i've never taken one off and investigated it. but from the posts on this website (or the lack thereof in this case), i am assuming that the cars don't have them.
Hi, Once I heard about removing this air restrictor, I wanted to do it! I took my hose off and saw what eveyone was talking about,It looked as though it was molded to the inside of the hose so I laid it down on the front porch cement steps and knocked the hell out of it with a hammer and it came out in sevral pieces, I realize this wasnt the best way, but it worked!! and the hose came out of it just fine.
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