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Old 10-05-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Lower trans cooling line, how to remove from rad.

Broke my radiator today, coolant everywhere.....how do you undo/remove the lower transmission cooler line from the rad? It appears to have some sort of G.M. type quick connect, but you need a special tool to remove it. Help me out here guys, I know someone out there has changed these b4.

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If it's like my 92 it has 2 little tabs sticking out of it. Squeeze em with needle nose pliers, that's how I did mine. It took some finaglin to get it apart but it's not hard
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I did my friends radiator on his grand cherokee and it has like a set of pins on the inside that let it slide on but not off i just pulled on it a little and used a tiny screw driver to push the pins up and it came right off
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no plastic clips on this line, but I know what your talking about. I can move this line forward and backward slightly, it has some play in it, but it will not go and further off.......no clips! unless they were broken off b4 I got this Jeep. any other thoughts?

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It's possible they got broke, or it takes the tool. I've done the ford version without a tool, but it's been so long I can't remember how
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napa sells a little plastic tool it pushes in to compress the metal fingers that the plastic clips lock on to is called quick disconnect pt#730-4908
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my had the little metal flanges, i compressed them with a couple finnish nails and a tiny screwdriver. I suggest the tool, It should be real cheap.

also did one in my car where I just cut the line, and slid it on the new radiator and used saftey wire. Its been that way for ~ a year and a half / 30k miles with no issues. Don't think theres much pressure if any for the tranny cooler
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you need to use a 5/16 fuel/AC quick disconnect tool to get that off regardless if you can see the tabs or not that is the tool to use.
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Thanks guys...got it off, used the removal tools for this line. P/A up here sells the set at 10.00. a/c fuel remover, works great. the new rad is in and the Jeep is back on the road, she just missed one day, not bad..

p/s....last tank of fuel, I recorded my best mpg at 23.2
YA! just gotta learn to stay off the accel pedal.

stock 4.0L with a K&N Filter....running tire pressure at 36psi, I thought i would try it at a higher pressure and see what the ride would be like as well. it's ok.....
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