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Old June 23rd, 2009, 10:34
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tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

Putting in a new radiator today... maybe efan as well if I can find that relay kit I purchased a year ago...

What is supposed to be a quick disconnect line is taking, oh, a lot longer than the regular fitting for the tranny line/radiator..

I am not happy... anyone have any ideas how to get it disconnected without getting out the sawzall?
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 10:45
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

Hallo. Take rubber hoses and clamps. The pressure is not high.


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Old June 23rd, 2009, 11:41
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 13:29
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

I was able to get mine off without the little tool. Does your line have the yellow plastic ears that look like you just squeeze and it should come off? Well, it didn't at first, but by pushing the line further onto the tranny cooler output and THEN squeezing the plastic ears, it came right off.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 13:45
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

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"Push together--Release latch--Pull apart" also works on the electrical connectors a lot of times. Good habit.

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 19:13
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

I struggled with mine for about forever....then I just cut them with my dremel and a cutoff wheel.

The quick disconnects are mis-named. They are niether quick nor do they disconnect. rubber transmission line and hose clamps work well. It's not pretty but gets the job done. Doulbe clamp them for added security, it's been holding up fine, no leaks at all.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 20:57
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

^^what he said^^
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:02
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

Cut it off and double clamp a new trans hose line on. That crimped section will start leaking; I can almost guarantee it. I've done it to both my XJ and MJ. Dremel will take about 2 minutes.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 14:20
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

Mine was a pain even with the tool, but after struggling for a good ten minutes, I desided to try twisting while disconnecting with the tool and of course...it came right off.

I've learned to be patient with things like that or it causes a lot more headache.

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Old June 24th, 2009, 21:05
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Re: tranny cooler/radiator quick disconnect woes

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didnt work for me... I got pissed off and used some fuel line and clamps.

Also it has leaks... tstat housing (new hesco one, but its leaky at gasket surface) and lower (new) radiator hose... I'm thinking the last one is actually the water pump..
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Old June 24th, 2009, 21:59
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(new hesco one, but its leaky at gasket surface)
Did you put gasket sealer around the gasket on both sides prior to install?

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Old June 25th, 2009, 07:34
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Did you put gasket sealer around the gasket on both sides prior to install?

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no... not a fan of scraping that stuff... I almost always install gaskets 'dry'. I'll try the 'goop'.
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