Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fort Myers, Florida USA
Drives: '90 Taurus GL Wagon 3.0L; '65 Rambler Ambassador 990 Convertible
Rep Power: 62
Fords are usually forgiving and get you home, but wow...the transmission in a Taurus? Nick's got as good an idea as any. If it's one of the cooler lines from the tranny to the radiator or back, use double clamps at each end of the rubber hose, and sand the burrs off where you cut the rotted line out. If you have a flaring tool, use it to make a double flare for the hose to fit over (extra leak prevention, especially if it's the high-side line).
As long as you didn't rev the crap out of the car to get it uphill, you have a decent chance of no permanent damage.
"Mmm. Do, or do not. There is no try."
Someday, some hairy big-eared little alien is gonna steal that from me.