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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
***BEfore you say "just do a damn search",
Have a look..

It would appear that my car, the tube w/fins is on top, with hose clamp connectors, while the single tube is on the bottom, attached with pressure clamps.

http://www.niesens.com/hobbies/cars/1996-ford-taurus/transmission-cooler/transmission-hoses-before.jpg

Compare the above from the Niesens Website to mine below
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/O8aGANGy-NU2yqLUOQ7p8A?feat=directlink
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TQphpVwtT_aXBwqAYZBOyg?feat=directlink

Now, which is the cooling line for the Transmission? The Niesens say it should be the straight pipe.
But the clamp suggests that it should be for the tube with the fins.
Also, note that they are inverted, top vs bottom on the niessen car, vs my car. My pictures are looking up from the ground.

Ideas? perhaps someone at the factory didn't care? ford changed this around?

Which do I tap into to install my cooler?? The hoses with hose clamps, or the hoses with the pressure clamps?

Thanks in advance!
 

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^ Seriously, ive heard/read you cant always tell by straight vs. finned pipe as they have been reversed in certain applications. Also have heard/read the ps pipe is usually larger diameter.
 

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The transmission will have the smaller diameter hose.
 

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Well then, if the transmission has the smaller hose, then we're good.
Cheers, here's to Quality Assurance!
 

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Trace the line. I did on mine and found that the bottom "finless" tube was my Trans cooler.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Just picked up some ramps.
Will be rolling under the car on the creeper to follow the lines.
 
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