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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

Yea I thought of the cut and clamp fix but not sure I want to go that route. I like the idea of keeping it factory looking.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:19 AM
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

Im not too concerned about the look of it. Just want the leak to stop.
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

I did the cut and clamp. I thought about replacing the whole line, but I didn't want to have to remove the y-pipe to get to the trans side of the lines. I have the Hemi, so I don't know if the 4.7 is exactly the same. I just disconnected the radiator side and used a Dremel to cut the clamps, then put power steering hose on (b/c o'riellys was out of trans line, but power steering was very similar) and put two clamps on each end to be on the safe side. It's only been that wasy about a week now, but no more leaks.
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

Hope it holds up because that is the route im going.
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

You dont need to remove the Y pipe, although it may make it REALLY easy, the time to remove the pipe, disconnect or remove all the o2 sensors from the pipe and get it back installed that is actually a very small part of the job to get hung up on to take the time to pull that out... It is NOT easy on a hemi, on the 4.7 its still not super easy but I personally remove the fan shroud and mechanical fan, this doesnt make them just drop in but it helps considerably and with the right tools takes about 5 minutes to remove and install those parts.
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

Just ordered replacement lines from the dealer, should be in Tuesday. Then just to set aside the time to tackle this. Thanks for the tip 2005JGC.
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

Just to let anyone know if you replace the factory lines you will need a special tool to remove the lines as they have spring loaded retainers holding them on. The tool is (8875A) They seem to sell for the $65-80 range. Does anyone know where to purchase this cheaper or know of another way to remove the fittings?
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Re: Leaking Trans cooling lines at radiator

no you dont need the special tool, infact I rarely use the tool because even with it I have found myself fighting them. With a pick tool you can pull the spring retainer (i call it an E clip) out. its small and if your not careful it will fly to mars and/or I have seen guys stretch them out (not really sure how but they do) so you may want to talk to the dealer about getting 3 or 4 extras just to have on hand. once you get them out, jiggle the lines out of the fittings, then you can reinstall the clip into the fitting, now when you go back together you just press the line into the fitting until it snaps.
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