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How can you replace the lines that carry transmission fluid to the transmission?

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2015-07-15 21:28:30
2015-07-15 21:28:30

if you are asking about the cooling lines for the transmission that connect to the radiator, its easy. first disconnect the lines from the radiator (2 lines, usually on the bottom opposite the radiator outlet) then disconnect the lines from the transmission. remove the brackets holding them on, then remove.

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Vehicles with an automatic transmission may have lines that carry transmission fluid from the transmission to a separate tank on the bottom of the radiator.

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You can disconnect the 1996 Jeep transmission lines with a 9/16 open end wrench. Be prepared for transmission fluid to come out of the transmission lines.

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The 2 lines that come from the transmission and go to the radiator are full of transmission fluid and the radiator is what cools it.

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if you have an automatic transmission there should be cooling lines going to the radiator to cool the transmission fluid the lines could be leaking or the tank could be leaking

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my explore drives fine but i have to add tranny fluid every 4 blocks or it wont move <><><>< If you write in this part, the computer assumes the question has been answered- caught yours by chance. Obviously, you have a leak in your transmission. A couple of common spots would be the pan of the transmission, and lines that carry transmission fluid to the radiator. Those small lines are needed to help cool transmission fluid, and are easily damaged or worn. A shop should be able to find the leak in a couple of minutes with the vehicle up on a lift.

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Most of the ATF will remain in the trans cooler and lines unless you have the transmission force flushed by a trans shop.

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More likely it has something to do with pressure problems in your transmission, check the fluid and replace the transmission filter. If the problem is not fixed check the vaccum lines running to the transmission and the vaccum off the engine.

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Flushing involves a machine that hooks up to the cooler lines and pushes fluid in as the transmission pumps it out.

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The transmission lines on a 2000 GMC Jimmy 4x4 are replaced by disconnecting the lines at the radiator and then the side of the transmission. They are then removed from the bottom of the vehicle and new lines put in place.

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Must be transmission fluid leak somewhere, and it's getting fluid on the exhaust. I'd be looking at the lines to the cooler first.

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Yes. The transmission fluid flows through both lines (one inlet, one outlet), so it stands to reason that fluid will be present in both lines.

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You did not mention where the leak is coming from. If it is from around the pan gasket, tighten the pan bolts. If from the cooler lines, tighten the hose clamps or replace the lines. In either case, add fluid to the proper level - or change the fluid, filter and gasket.

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These are cooler lines, the fluid flows in them from the transmission to the cooler in the radiator or auxiliary cooler then back on most vehicles to help in keeping the transmission from overheating ASE certified tech / L1

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Flush it with BG product. They disconnect the transmission cooler lines from the transmission to the radiator and connect a BG machine that contains replacement fluid. Your car's transmission pump forces the old fluid out of the transmission and the torque converter and the BG machine replaces it with the new fluid. There are 2 fluids that BG uses to complete the process. First fluid is a cleaner and the 2nd fluid is a conditioner for the new transmission fluid. DO NOT just drain the transmission fluid, but do a flush.

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the problem you arehaving isn't with the transmission its with your radiator it has a crack in the side where transmission lines hook to you need a new radiator and id also do a complete transmission flush to explain whats it is your coolant is mixing with the transmission fluid in the radiator replace your radiator and you problems are gone after you flush the transmission that is id do that before i put the new radiator in if i was you

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It's a sealed unit. Any transmission shop can change the fluid by connecting into the cooling lines.

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I would say its a bad radiator are you sure its tranny fluid and not motor oil, in which case you could have a blown head gasket? **correct answer** there should be a transmission cooler that allows transmission fluid to flow through your rad at some point, these lines, when they break, will let transmission fluid into your rad, it also lets coolant into the transmission, which can destroy your transmission.

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to check your transmission fluid, first you open the hood where your engine is located then you look for a dipstick that is either yellow or orange. the yellow is for checking your oil and the orange one is for transmission fluid. when this has been located pull that dipstick out,whith a napkin wipe it off. then replace it, pull it out again. there are little lines at the end of the dipstick.if the fluid is full there will be fluid to that top line.(note the top line is closest to the finger you pulled it out with in the begining of this answere).

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One way is drop the pan for the transmission. But that will only take out a bit of the fluid about half. You will need a machine to get all the fluid out of the lines. If its something your worried about the cost just buy the fluid just buy it somewhere else like parts source or any other parts supplier. They will charge you a hour to do it at a dealer which is a lot cheaper than replace parts if you dont put enough fluid back into the transmission.

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No, just check the fluid level with it running in park and the lines will self bleed.

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no there is still fluid in the torque convertor,lines & cooling tank


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