Replaced the upper heater hose and HOOOO BOY that turned into a debacle.
Seriously. Fuck this thing. Fuck Mazda. Fuck this satanic locking hose clamp horse shit.
Look at that! How am I supposed to get any thing on there? I bought $80 of various locking pliers, special hose clamp pliers, etc. and the solution ended up being to fucking dremel that bitch off.
Turns out these little shits are actually GLUED to the rubber. So You can’t pinch them, slide them down the rubber out of the way and then work the hose off ooohhhh no. Not possible. I have no idea how the hell the dealership does this crap.