How do you change a transmission cooler line?

How do you change a transmission cooling line?

How to Change Transmission Lines: Do It Like a Pro

  1. Raise the Vehicle.
  2. Drain the Transmission Fluid.
  3. Remove the Transmission Cooler Lines.
  4. Drain More Fluid.
  5. Spray Brake Cleaner.
  6. Install the New Transmission Lines.
  7. Replace the Transmission Fluid.
  8. Lower and Start your Vehicle.

How do you remove transmission cooler lines?

To use the wrench, slide the open end of the wrench over the cooler line, then slide the wrench down the line until it reaches the nut used to secure the line to the transmission. Use the wrench to loosen the nut located at the end of each line, then pull the line away from the transmission to remove it.

Do you have to drain transmission fluid to change cooler lines?

Note: Most automatic transmissions do not have a drain plug. So, if you accidently overfill the transmission with fluid, remove one of the oil cooler lines where it enters the radiator to allow some fluid to drain out.

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How much does it cost to replace a transmission cooler line?

You will pay somewhere between $100 and $450 for a transmission cooler line replacement. The labor should be between $60 and $300, while parts can cost you anywhere from $40-$160.

What causes transmission cooler lines leak?

Transmission cooling lines leaking means either low-level of fluid or interrupted flow in the transmission. In both cases, the result is an overheated transmission that may stop functioning if the condition persists. Sometimes, it is difficult to spot the leak at the initial stage.

Are transmission cooler lines high pressure?

Its NOT only pressure you have to worry about, its also compatibility with the trans fluid. NOT aware of the pressures being any higher than other transmissions, so if you use “Transmission Cooler Hose” you should be fine.

Does it matter which transmission line goes where?

Generally the higher line on the radiator has fluid going INTO the transmission and the lower one goes back to the transmission, so the higher line has fluid coming out of it and the lower line sucks it back into the transmission.

Can I use rubber hose for transmission cooling lines?

You can use rubber hose, but make sure it’s transmission cooler line rated. The pressure is quite low (12-15 psi). Double clamp it or use FI type clamps instead of the worm-drive style.

Why You Should Never flush your transmission fluid?

Almost every car manufacturer recommends against using transmission flushing chemicals, and most will void your transmission warranty if they can prove these chemicals are being used. These chemicals can damage your transmission, which is why most automakers recommend against them.

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Can I flush my transmission myself?

A transmission flush-and-fill from a shop will cost you $149 to $199. But you can do it yourself and save about $100. Draining the old fluid has always been a messy, ugly job. That’s because it has meant lying under the car, “dropping” the pan—and then getting drenched in fluid.

How do I know if my transmission cooler is bad?

The most common symptom of a bad or clogged transmission cooler is fluid leaks or an overheating transmission. You may notice strange shifting issues or noises coming from the transmission. In many car models, you will also notice a warning light on the dashboard.

How do transmission cooler lines connect to radiator?

Transmission coolers do not attach to the radiator. They attach in-line with the transmission fluid return line. It is common for an OEM transmission cooler to be built into the radiator tank to be cooled by the coolant in the radiator.