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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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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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