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Unread 10-28-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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Removing Transmission Cooler Lines from Radiator

I am pulling the entire drivetrain from a wrecked 98 XJ and putting it in my 88 YJ. I disconnected the upper transmission cooler line on the radiator with no problem, but the lower line does not simply come off and I know there must be a way.

You can undo the nut that attaches the line to the radiator, but the fitting does not come out of the radiator. I know you shouldn't have to remove the entire line to change out the radiator, but I just don't know the trick to getting this fitting off. And my Chilton manual is silent on this one.

Any help is appreciated. I hate to destroy the lines as I may need them with my new radiator for the YJ. Any help is very much appreciated.

Thanks

Ty

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Unread 10-28-2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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FSM says- quick connect fitting release tool 6935 may be needed.

Must be one of those snap together type fittings.
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Unread 10-28-2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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cut it, its prolly corroded solid, just cut it , and replace w/ some 3/8" brake line, flare the ends, and slip the rubber line from you jeep over it and hose clamp
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Unread 10-28-2006, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks you both for the quick response. Looks like I am going to have to cut it as I don't want to buy a tool I may use only once or twice.

Thanks for the help.

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Unread 10-28-2006, 11:36 AM   #5
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Push the fitting together, sqeeze the two tabs in with a pliers and pull the fitting apart.

Don't lose the two O rings!
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Unread 10-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #6
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Push the fitting together, sqeeze the two tabs in with a pliers and pull the fitting apart.

Don't lose the two O rings!

yeah, if itll come apart, thats how to do it....if
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Unread 10-29-2006, 02:30 AM   #7
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yo no prob cheap *** tool from advanced autpo parts for like 3 dollers... i got the high tech cool one for 11 dollers and its for all fuel lines and tranny lines i wound intest.. u might need it one day
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Unread 10-29-2006, 07:21 AM   #8
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I have cut the tranny cooling lines on several older vehicles when replacing the radiator or adding a tranny cooler and have always replaced it with a small piece of hose, the kind you get with an aftermarket tranny cooler. Those lines do not have that much pressure in them and a hose with hose clamps will hold up just fine for the life of the vehicle.

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Unread 10-29-2006, 10:45 AM   #9
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Thanks Everyone. I just went ahead and cut it. Then I found I needed the same tool for the fuel rail. After looking at the tools on the internet and not wanting to make the trek to the auto parts store, I made my own tool.

I took a 1/4 inch wide piece of sheet metal (it was actually from one of those thin pieces of sheet metal you use to disengage your aftermarket stereo from the box). I wrapped it tight around the line and pinched it so that it looked like a band on a bird's leg. Then I slid it in and was able to disengage the quick connect on the fuel rail. Gonna just leave the band on their in case I need to disengage it again after I get this setup in the 88 Wrangler.

thanks again..

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Can anyone tell me the order the O-Rings go back on for that fitting?
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Unread 08-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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NOICE!!!!!!!! theres two o rings!!!! theres an order????
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