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Unread 10-13-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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which trans line is the return line from the radiator

this sounds bad but i can't remeber which line is the return line ! is it the back line(further line) on the tranny that goes to the bottom of the radiator or does that one go to the top ? and the top line that comes out of the radiator hooks to the / goes to the front ( closes to front of jeep) trans. ? sorry must be old age kicking in !!!! not sure if i have them hooked up right but seems like since i put me new radiator in i have been smelling something hot plus the shifter seems to be hottor to , could it be i messed up the lines ? Thanks for any help here !

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Unread 10-13-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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The rear line is the return. On my junk, the return comes out of the top of the radiator, while the send line goes into the tranny cooler before heading off to the radiator. I don't know if that's the stock setup but it's how it is.
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Unread 10-14-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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Unread 05-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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Didn't want to post the same question again..

On my XJ the rear line goes to the top of the radiator and the front goes to the bottom of the radiator...

I understood that the line connected to the front of the transmission is suppose to go to the top of the radiator...

Hope someone could clear this up..

I've traces the lines many, many times and somthing seems wrong...

Thanks...
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Unread 05-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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I just left it with the same route. Pump side on the bottom, return side on top.

Eliminated the radiator all together. It's connected straight to the cooler, stand-alone.

Just weird everyone posting that the return line should be on the bottom of the radiator.. Even the FSM indicates the same...

When flushing the system, I disconnected the top hose, replaced it with a short piece. Then to an empty gallon jug. Just repeated until the old was out.
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Unread 05-03-2009, 10:03 PM   #6
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On the late models, I know my 00 the return is the top one. When I did my cooler I changed it to the bottom, then to the cooler and back to tranny. Phil
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