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Stripped heater hose fitting

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I was trying to replace the heater hose fitting on the back of the intake on my truck and it broke off. It is a very soft metal and I can't get the rest of the fitting out. I don't really want to pull the intake back off but might have to. I think an easy out would bottom out in the intake before it did any good. Any suggestions?
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I have, on occasion, had luck putting the end of a flat file into the opening and using it to bite on the piece. With some gentle persuasion from a crescent or vice grip on the file, the piece would turn out. Careful you do not over torque the file!

I know... wrong use for a tool, but I had to make do, and I got lucky!
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