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Old 09-04-2009, 04:36 PM
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Default Transmission cooler line install

As you may be able to tell by my post count, I am a total newb to this forum. Just did some searching but could not find what I was looking for. I just sprang a leak in my 96 1500 4x4 and the leak is from a rotted cooler line. I did pick up new lines and was able to get the old ones out (not in one piece). Evidently Dodge changed the design because I needed to pick up a male to female adaptor for the new lines which I have installed.

My question is this, is there any trick or tips you guys have to getting the new prebent lines in? Do I have to take apart half the truck to get them in without destroying them?

This will be the first step in bringing my baby back to life. When the truck is warm the transmission searches between 2nd and 3rd and from what I can tell that means the old gasket failure these rigs are known for and a tranny rebuild will be next. Have a few other items as well but I want to get this one done first.

Thanks ahead of time for any help.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:12 PM
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Dang..I hate it when that happens. When they built the truck, they probably put in the lines before they bolted on the fenders and dropped in the engine. The only thing I can think of is it's just gonna take some fiddling around to slip them, turn them, push them into place and you can't go hard on them either a they'll fold and crimp on ya.

Good luck with your project!

Hey, post up some pics ... maybe someone has some ideas on how best to get these things in. A picture is worth a thousand words sometimes!
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:30 PM
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Will do. Heading out for the weekend to help my pop with some stuff around the old homestead that he cannot get to on his own. Post up some pictures on Monday!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:30 PM
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Well I am back from working on my dads house and getting ready to crawl under the truck tomorrow.

Any tech's here that have insight before I go out with my tools and pull off everything I can that helps me out?

Thanks All!
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