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1997 Lesabre

trying to replace heater core on my 97 lesabre. How do you get the hose clamps off?

This tool will reach and remove the hose clamps.

https://www.autozone.com/wrenches-pliers-and-cutters/hose-clamp-pliers/oem-hose-clamp-pliers/607069_0_0

Another trick is to use a small worm clamp placed over the tangs of the spring clamp, and tighten the worm clamp to squeeze tangs together on the spring clamp.

Tester

Sometimes I use a tool as @Tester posted…sometimes a regular pliers, or a slip joint pliers.
But the one that @Tester showed works great at the hard to reach ones.

Yosemite