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Old 08-08-2018, 02:13 AM
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So my wifeís car is leaking transmission fluid from a rusted cooler line, and Iíve ordered a replacement line but I cannot for my own life find instructions for changing it... the issue is with the plastic looking connector that goes into the radiator, where I expected to find nuts... can anybody shed some light on this so I can do the repair myself instead of having to pay someone to do the repair?
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:31 AM
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Not familiar with this at all, Bones, but could it be a push type connector like on some a/c lines? Maybe a similar type tool to disconnect.
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:25 AM
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It could be but without the replacement part in my hand I have no idea... i *should* have it by Friday... RockAuto usually ships pretty quickly...
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:25 PM
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So I got my replacement part in today, and the radiator end of the line has a barb on it similar to a fuel line, so I’m assuming I need to buy the disconnect tool for it... the plastic ring on the line is likely a cap to keep crud out of the coupling...
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:55 AM
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Let us know how that works out. Maybe make a sticky out of how you get it done?
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:03 PM
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I did quite a search on this a few days ago and people talk about doing it but not HOW.

One theme was that the bottom fitting was usually a beeach to remove, and you needed to soak it in Blaster twice a day for 3 days to even have a chance.
Most of the time, you just end up breaking the radiator fitting off and have to go buy a new radiator.

An alternate approach is to go out and get a standalone tranny cooler to bypass this nightmare.
Thought I saw mentions of line wrenches and nuts, but I spilled over into some s series threads so I may be cross ill-advising.

Ignore this post for your own good -- but save up for a radiator
 
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:10 PM
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No need for a line wrench here, holding the part in my hand it has a barb like the AC and some fuel lines use, so I should be able to use a disconnect tool to release it... just need to buy such tool and I’ll be all set
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:46 AM
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So I got this thing changed finally, and it wasn’t like I had expected...


this video helped tremendously in getting the lines out of the radiator, and the transmission end of the lines was as easy as snaking my hands in there and taking the nut off of the stud with a 10mm box end wrench... the plate holds both lines in the transmission and will require a little wiggling to come loose(rubber fittings inside transmission)...

it took me about an hour, maybe a little longer, but most of the trouble was from not having the right tool(a ratchet and socket would’ve sped up the nut a lot) and from not knowing to look for the clips...
 
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