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Replacing trans cooler line

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by grandview, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Started to leak. Can just this part of line be replaced ?

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  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I've never been able to get pieces. Just the entire line, supposedly. I hve a feeling you can replace that to radiator
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    It isn't leaking that bad yet. It took years to replace the headlight.

    Don't rush things.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    No. Need the whole line(s)

    Sometimes a hydro shop can make the male end. But that's a crap shoot
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I can have that piece made, so from that fitting to the cooler can be replaced?
     
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    It separates right in your picture. So yeah if it comes apart you can. But you need to check rest of connections too make sure you can pull it out of radiator. Rust can be a *****. You need disconnect tool on line. I can't remember if radiator is disconnect or nut
     
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Hate to tell ya, just replace them all. They are not that expensive. What are ya driving. Ford? year engine ? When I do mine I get new from Ford. Then two coats paint before install. Thumbs Up
     
  8. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Same thing we do - except they get a good shot of Fluid Film after the installation because the paint invariably gets scratched during the install.
     
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    lookup the part on www.fordparts.com and then call your most local dealer.. we deal with these all the time, what year is your truck an 08-10 superduty judging by the boss mount?

    we replace trans cooler lines, ps lines and sometimes brake lines like their melting... and trans dipstick tubes too. if you can sawzall the line off and cut out the bad spot, temp use rubber fuel hose and good stainless clamps around both ends, but if you cant get enough on the one side in that photo, replace the whole thing. These things kill me, trucks end up in the shop for an entire day for a $100 set of lines.
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sorry,I picked up the lines ,its a 2 piece, with tax,57.00
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Is there a tool that I need to loosen up the fitting?

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,570

    Looks like it,

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  13. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    There's always a special tool theses days. Post a pick on where its going. U have a diesel or gas?
     
  14. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
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  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,570

    The other side.

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  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Are those even the right lines, they look to be 1/2 in diameter and the angles look off. The plastic clip is in different spot


    Just saying
     
  17. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Some of the newer Fords have larger diameter lines. That's why I asked gas or diesel. If he has the larger lines, he's gonna have to get some fittings. Just bring it here Grandview. Me and DogPlow will get you fixed right up. You have to supply the coffee.
     
  18. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Did ya get it done? I think the line tool for those have a double step for the insert area.
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,570

    Not sure how one with a step would get by?

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  20. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402