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Old 01-09-2010, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question about the best way to remove and repair a leaky line that comes from the cooler to the tranny. The upper connection at the tranny appears to be leaking and was hoping to fix this myself. From searching this site I found that it should be a fairly easy fix but have a few questions.How to remove the lines? How to remove the connecters? i.e. what order and how on the quick connects/ threaded fittings. And what is the best repair the barbed fittings, or replace with correct parts. it is a 1997 sable. Thanks for any help.
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I have a question about the best way to remove and repair a leaky line that comes from the cooler to the tranny. The upper connection at the tranny appears to be leaking and was hoping to fix this myself. From searching this site I found that it should be a fairly easy fix but have a few questions.How to remove the lines? How to remove the connecters? i.e. what order and how on the quick connects/ threaded fittings. And what is the best repair the barbed fittings, or replace with correct parts. it is a 1997 sable. Thanks for any help.[/b]
On the OEM fitting there is these plastic tabs that you squeeze 'in' while pulling the hose out of it...you can see the tabs in the pic below...after that, unscrew the fitting from the tranny...just make sure to put some sort of thread sealant on the new fittings threads, otherwise it'll leak when the fluid heats up.

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Do I need a special tool to remove the lines from the fitting?
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Some you do and some, as mentioned, you just squeeze the tabs. If you have the type that require a tool you can get the tool at Autozone for about $10. Mine required one of the small tools in this package:



The type that require a tool to disconnect look like this :

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I would suggest just ditching the steel lines and quick disconnects on the tranny for 3/8" rubber hose and 1/4" mNPT x 3/8" hose barbs.

This will eliminate the steel line rusting out problem, increase flow and make flushing the fluid out much easier. Leave the radiator fittings and line in place, splice under the radiator or at the aux cooler.
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I would suggest just ditching the steel lines and quick disconnects on the tranny for 3/8" rubber hose and 1/4" mNPT x 3/8" hose barbs.

This will eliminate the steel line rusting out problem, increase flow and make flushing the fluid out much easier. Leave the radiator fittings and line in place, splice under the radiator or at the aux cooler.[/b]
Good idea, be sure to use ATF cooler hose.
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The only thing about the rubber lines is the fact that if you don't take your time routing the new hose and pay attention, you may very well rub a hole in the rubber line.

Experienced people know this. It's the newbs that sometimes don't realize the ramifications of changing things.

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I used pieces of split loom to protect the hoses where it may rub.
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Experienced people know this. It's the newbs that sometimes don't realize the ramifications of changing things.

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Yeah the biggest mistake I see people make is running ATF hose through a sheet metal hole with sharp edges. Also trying to make the bends too sharp. Split loom works good, I sometimes use pieces of bigger hose (split down the side) on the outside of the ATF hose. I use zip ties to hold the hose up out of the way of things too.
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Another question. I haven't looked closely at the connection but am assuming the it is the connection thats leaking but now after reading think it may be the hard pipe, is it possible that it is the connecter or is the hard line? More car info, it has 170k miles and is driven in minnesota.
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