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.
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
98 XJ 4.5 re lift, 33x12.5x15, surco roof rack, eclipse head unit, all aftermarket speakers, 4 off road fog lights, a set of awesome air horns, half home made front bumer.
needs alot of work...
things to do: get a sye and driveshaft, cb and pa?, headlights?, any other ideas?
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.
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.