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I just thought that I share this one with everyone. My 96 LX got a bad leak in a transaxle coolant line. The metal pipe just corroded through after 188,000 miles. Ford wanted $350 for replacement hoses and it's a LOT of work to install them. I thought about it, and measured the OD of the pipe (3/8") and bought a foot of 3/8" ID pressure hose, cut through the line with a hacksaw, and slid the hose over the pipe on both sides of the leak, then put hose clamps on to hold the pressure. Nice, simple, quick, and cheap.
 

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That is a nice fix. Very good thinking. Did you use Stainless steel or zinc plated hose clamps. Loews has stainless for 2/99c. just a thought.
I think it would hold fine.

The only thing holding the metal pipes in the transaxle are the nylon clips.
 

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Should have used hose to eliminate the whole thing.
 

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SHOZ123 is right. I replaced the all the lines with 3/8 pressure hose. It is better to do so because it increases flow to better cool the tranny.
 
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