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I think it has more to do with temps and chemical resistance. Good fuel injection hose is good for at best 300 degrees, some are even less. Common for trans temps from the trans to the cooler to be well into the 200's so long term exposure plays a part. It works for awhile, but the lines get brittle and break down over time.


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Old 01-14-2013, 09:24 PM
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Re: Trans Cooler Lines

I dont mean it may burst, I just brought up the aforementioned story about a line bursting and destroying the tranny. But what can and will happen is the rubber will get soft and may allow the hose to slip off the hard lines.
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Understood. It's all good info and food for thought if nothing else.
When my ATF was blowing out of the line the trans wouldn't stay in gear. It would drop out of gear assuming from lack of fluid/pressure.....that and the big smoke cloud behind me from it being all over the exhaust....haha
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Re: Trans Cooler Lines

I did this "mod" the 3/8" fuel line will hold the pressure no problem. I even left alitte extra hose and and put two clamps on each end. ATF fluid is an oil in a sense and has less corrosive properties then gas. I would just keep an eye on it which i do almost weekly cause im always paranoid but I havent seen a problem yet.

To me I would rather save the money and do this mod ten times over before ever replacing the whole line for over 100 bucks. Which will leak again within time.
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I did this "mod" the 3/8" fuel line will hold the pressure no problem. I even left alitte extra hose and and put two clamps on each end. ATF fluid is an oil in a sense and has less corrosive properties then gas. I would just keep an eye on it which i do almost weekly cause im always paranoid but I havent seen a problem yet.

To me I would rather save the money and do this mod ten times over before ever replacing the whole line for over 100 bucks. Which will leak again within time.
It will work for awhile. ATF WILL kill fuel line. It makes it hard and brittle. Probably more due to the fluid temp changes than anything else. Keep an eye on it for sure


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Re: Trans Cooler Lines

i just had mine replaced. $65 in labor, $60.88 for the trans lines and $12.88 for trans fluid
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Re: Trans Cooler Lines

Not saying it is a permanent fix!!!

But with the "modified" way it is a twenty minute fix for about $5-10 bucks. Versus repurchasing a part for much more that is known to fail. Just my two cents. This is more cost effective for me versus a full replace.
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Re: Trans Cooler Lines

Hi, I just went to the dealership and they quoted me 700$ to change the tranny cooler lines because of a leak... If I go to my cousin who has his own garage what exactly should I tell him? What do you guys suggest he does? Thanks

PS> Is this a good fix? "the cheaper way to go is cut the line up by the radiator with a tubing cutter and on the transmission. leave about a inch of line left by the radiator and the transmission. get some 3/8 gas hose and 2 small screw clamps. rubber will be cheaper then metal. if you use metal you will have to use your fittings and flare both ends on the line."

Someone said "you can get complete lines from the dealer these lines really can't be mickey moused and are relatively cheap from the dealer"

Question is, if I buy the lines from the dealer, which I dont mind paying, it's around 50-70$... is that a good idea or?
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I've done the cheap fix and it's working great going on 3 years
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