What is the trick to remove the lower radiator hose?
I'm trying to remove the radiator from a 99 Lincoln Navigator 5.4 DOHC. There is some type of metal band rather than a pinch clamp or hose clamp retaining it. There was some sticker from Ford with, I believe, instructions, but the truck is 10 yrs old and the words have worn off. I'm guessing some brilliant Ford engineer decided they could make a bit more money if they designed yet another special tool to remove what has always been a simple project.
So.... Is there some special tool required to remove this hose? Can anyone give me some tips on how I can manage to remove this without loosing my mind?