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Goin' to the parts store anyways...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by B_to_C, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    And I know m tranny coolant line (going from my 700r4 to the factory tranny cooler inside radiator) is cripmed. - By fan hitting it before I got my frame flex problems under control...

    So what size / thread line do I buy? And roughly how long? I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to bend it myself if I buy from the parts store (I know the dealer has the pre-bent lines but they're $$$) and I have yet to find a knowledgable staff anywhere around here yet so... any help appreciated /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    This should be simple but I dont really know. I would guess 5/16" line about 12-15' long?
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    You can't take the old line with you? I would try to find one in a junk yard ahead of bending one up custom.
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    I'd check at the dealership to make sure they arent outrageously expensive. Might save you a ton of time....
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    Why not take the time to add an aftermarket tranny cooler while it's apart?
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

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    You can't take the old line with you?

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    Not unless I want tranny fluid pumping all over the road on the way there...

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    Why not take the time to add an aftermarket tranny cooler while it's apart?

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    If you read my other post...I'm having other issues right now, and as it is all the $$$ towards that issue is not $$$ at all....it's credit, and I've already maxed out one card /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif So I really don't feel like doing that to my only other one.

    I think I'm going to have to put this off for a little bit, but I when I do replace the lines, I'll put in an aux. cooler
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    Use some rubber hose to fix it temporarily. Your auto parts store sells it by the foot.
     
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    Re: Goin\' to the parts store anyways...

    it's just crimped, it's not leaking, I was just worried fluid might not be getting through the flattened out part, but it must have been like this for a while, so another month or two can't hurt, right? /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     

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