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Transmission Cooler Line Disconnect / Radiator Question

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by gr8ful_dead, July 6, 2011.

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      gr8ful_dead New Member

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      My wifes 2006 Eddie Bauer had a leaky radiator, I bought a new one at NAPA... got the in place after some "fine tuning" , but... arggggg

      1. The Transmission Cooler line connects are not "biting" with the new radiator - look like the same size but not getting a thread to catch? So I am left with a few options...
      A. Get a "disconnect tool" and try to attach the lines to the new fittings that came with the new radiator (not sure about this process, I have not worked with these fittings before).
      B. Change the lines from tranny to match the new fittings?
      C. No clue if I have an option 3?

      Anyone had this experience?

      Next issue - I let about a quart of tranny fluid hit the driveway - read some posts about topping it off - man, now I need a pump to get the fluid in - argggg
       
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      $19 for the oil line disconnect tool - worked like a charm... now to get some tranny fluid added :)
       
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      free transmission disconnect tool

      i had the cheap napa disconnect set and it was not working on the transmission cooling lines. i didn't want to buy the OTC 307-569 or the OTC 6593 to disconnect my trans cooling lines from the radiator so i made a plastic sleeve out of a washer fluid bottle handle. it needs to be thick enough to push in and flexible enough to form into a cylinder. worked perfectly!! had the lines out in 30 seconds. hope this helps someone else. :chug:

      this video shows a guy making one for a dodge ram, i made mine about an inch longer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SazJrWsZxNM
       
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      Do the fuel line disconnect tools work?
       

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