by Jody L. Campbell
There are a few different types of radiator clamps. The most common is the band clamp, which uses a screw to tighten or loosen the slotted clamp. Many automakers use a crimp-style clamp, which requires removing the radiator hose to remove it. Another type of clamp that is commonly used in imports is wire crimp clamps, which use a variation of the band and crimp clamp and also require the hose to be removed. Removing a radiator or radiator hose will require the removal or repositioning of the radiator hose clamps, and knowing how to do that will help you get the job done.