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post #46 of 100 Old 02-17-2011, 01:57 PM
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I did this last friday. Cut the lines behind the crimp and used worm clamps on rubber transmission hoses I picked up at advance auto parts. 3/8" line and 4 clamps total. It was less than $7 in parts. Remove the grill, pop the lines out of the cooler, dropped my front skid and went to work. It took less than 2 hours.

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post #47 of 100 Old 02-17-2011, 05:20 PM
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its hard to find transmission tubing. Local autoparts stores just directed me into using fuel line. its just rubber.

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post #48 of 100 Old 02-17-2011, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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its hard to find transmission tubing. Local autoparts stores just directed me into using fuel line. its just rubber.
Correction; its just pressure-resistant rubber. I used a different type of hose clamp because I read in other posts worm drive clamps could "bite" in to the rubber creating more problems. Attached are my pictures taken with good ole cell phone. Pictures 1 and 2 are after the original tubing is cut off the brackets using a dremel to preserve as much line as possibly. Being a newbie to this, I didn't want to cut off more than necessary so I took my time. Picture 3 is what it looks like after this paranoid Jeep owner double clamped each side. Picture 4 is what happens if your dremel disk cuts too deep, forcing you to cut off the entire bracket mount. Picture 5 is backup in case another whacked out raccoon popped up again. The dog I mentioned in my earlier post is a smaller breed.
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post #49 of 100 Old 02-17-2011, 07:19 PM
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I have those same clamps

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post #50 of 100 Old 02-17-2011, 07:51 PM
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Great pics. How long it take you?

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post #51 of 100 Old 02-17-2011, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Great pics. How long it take you?
About 3 hours total because I cut the crimps off the hose vs cutting right above the crimp.
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post #52 of 100 Old 02-19-2011, 03:59 PM
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Thanks for the pics and write up. And that's a beautiful shepherd! Looks a lot like mine exept mines mostly black with the darker brown.

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Thanks for the pics and write up. And that's a beautiful shepherd! Looks a lot like mine exept mines mostly black with the darker brown.
You just described her brother
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post #54 of 100 Old 02-20-2011, 06:54 AM
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Here's one of my boy!
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post #55 of 100 Old 04-01-2011, 11:03 PM
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Took some pictures of the new part. These might help illustrate what the veterans are talking about when they say cut at the metal part and replace the rubber hose. The part was only $40 bucks, but swapping out just the hose part would save time in routing the hard metal lines, which are not leaking.
were are you getting them for 40$? the dealer here wants 86$

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post #56 of 100 Old 04-02-2011, 06:28 AM
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I just did mine. cut both those ends of with a fien tool, then slid 3/8 fuel line over it and double house clamped both sides. Hasnt leaked since, it was however a ***** to get in there and tighten the clamps down

Regardless of what they tell you i had many chats with some techs down at the dealership and they told me that its not a high pressure line, no more pressure than your radiator could produce.

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post #57 of 100 Old 04-02-2011, 07:44 AM
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Great write ups above. But I have a quick question. One of the fittings on one line is leaking, albeit slowly. How serious of a problem is this? Is the fitting likely to completely fail? Or will it just slowly leak? If it is just a slow leak, I can check fluid level once a week and add as needed.
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were are you getting them for 40$? the dealer here wants 86$
http://www.chryslerpartsdirect.com/ is where I ordered mine from. I still have it sitting in the box because I wasn't sure which route I was going to take. I need to put that entire part in the for sale section for anyone who has a problem with the metal section.

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Regardless of what they tell you i had many chats with some techs down at the dealership and they told me that its not a high pressure line, no more pressure than your radiator could produce.
That's good to know. I still give a long look in the mirror when I take off from a stop to make sure I'm not bleeding out every know and then, but so far I've not seen it drip anything, even after highly spirited driving. Edit: Now that I think about it, I can also confirm its not a high pressure line. In my pictures above where I cut in a small hole by accident, I didn't know the hole was there until I started the engine. ATF came out, but no faster than a normal pump pushing fluid past a pinhole. It wasn't like "arterial spray" that was gushing out.

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But I have a quick question. One of the fittings on one line is leaking, albeit slowly. How serious of a problem is this? Is the fitting likely to completely fail? Or will it just slowly leak? If it is just a slow leak, I can check fluid level once a week and add as needed.
As tight as that thing was crimped down, I don't see it completely popping off. Having said that, if its something that is a simple fix, I wouldn't put it off. I always imagine worse case scenarios that catch you with your pants down.

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post #59 of 100 Old 04-23-2011, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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I have that same tool and didn't think to use it because I thought it would be to big to fit in there. Dremel got 3 out of 4 crimps off with 5 sacrificial disks. Then it got dark. Then I heard something in the woods murder and eat something else in the woods so I closed up shop right quick. I live in a highly rural area and hell if I was going to be dessert.
Just an sound update. I heard that scream/screech again today but was in a better position to hear the early beginning and tail end of it and while dinner may still have been on the menu that night, it wasn't a crawler, but a flyer:


I heard newborn eastern screeching barn owls back in februrary and judging by the sounds I heard today, they should be about ready to take flight. Before they went in to the screech sound, I heard the distinct "whoo Whoo" wind-up.
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post #60 of 100 Old 02-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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I just did this repair and it came out great! I went with the budget repair and cut off the crips. Found the transmission line at napa and got the fuel injector hose clamps. It helps if you cut the lines, disconnect the lines from the radiator. Then you can pull the front pieces out to remove the crimps easier. I used cheaper Dremel cut off wheels and broke a few but there cheap and they cut good. Only a little fluid came out and I had to add a quart because it had been leaking for a while. I bet it is harder to change the whole line, not to mention more expensive!
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