I am guessing that your lines are the old aluminum style unless they have been changed already, with after market rubber heat resistant hoses. either way, if you are going to do it yourself, when you go to purchase new lines, I would recommend Auto Zone, if youhave one in your area, its best to go with the new rubber hoses. there is no danger in getting a kink in the lines, as there is when installing new aluminum ones, the aluminum ones must be bent in certain places, and if you bend too far, you can break or kink them, the hoses, work wonderfully, and just snake around wherever you need them to go. Ok, so get a clean plastic pan, to save your fluid. you can start from either end, but I would start at the end where the hoses are lowest. and let any fluid drain, this is likely at the bottom interior side of your radiator. accessible from the front of the car, underneath, it takes like a 7/16 or 1/2 inch to get the nuts loose from the lines, unless they are rubber, in which case, they just need to be unclamped. let the fluid drain into the pan. give it a few minutes, and get under, (safely) the middle of the car, and disconnect from the tranny. Take the lines with you to the auto parts store to get the right length, a few extra inches for each, woulldn't hurt, just incase you have to make any adjustments. and installation is the reverse of the removal, just make sure that you refill your tranny fluid to the proper specifications before starting your engine. check the fluid loss, and refill that amount, after starting engine, when it is warm, check fluid level again. If you go with the rubber hoses, get screw on hose clamps. and make sure they are in place over the hose and the hook up, if they slip while you are driving, its big trouble, tighten them, then pull on them, make sure they are properly attached, before you drive anywhere, also check the routing of the lines, to make sure that it will not hang down too low towards the ground, or be routed in a way that will interfere with any other mechanical operations under the car. Simple job, but be careful with those connections and routing of the hoses, good luck, PS, rubber line is sold by the foot, and is very inexpenseive and last a long time.
The radiator petcock drain on a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville is on the bottom of the radiator. Look for a small black plug that looks like the plug found on a thermos or cooler.
On a 2002 Bonneville, the starter is located near the transmission cooler line. To get to the starter, one needs to remove the flex plate inspection cover, splash shield, and the electrical connectors.Ê
Not a good idea. The P/S cooler is there for a reason. But if you must then just purchase a coupling, and couple the inlet and outlet hoses from the cooler together. Be sure that you buy high pressure hose and the proper clamps.
No there is no filter ur best bet will be a transmission flush at a oil change place
The reason the fluid is a milky color is that water is getting into the transmission. How you ask??? Well the cooling lines go into the radiator to cool the fluid. It is at that spot it is picking up water as the cooler inside the radiator has a leak. the best solution would be to change the radiator. You could block the fitting ports for the lines at the radiator and put an external cooler on it. YOU MUST thoroughly flush the transmission and change the fluid and filter.
trasmision lines from cooler radiator a big problems of leaks from them i have that rite now must change all if not mistaken 3 diffrent its like presure hoses but from cooler to transmission and from transmission to cooler rite back of the front grill of the cat the transmission cooler is there folow with your eyes for leaks.
I just replaced the power steering cooler on my wife's 1994 Pontiac Bonneville on Sunday, April 20th 2008. It took me about three hours and I purchased the cooler at AutoZone. After jacking the car up, I disconnected the line from the power steering pump to the cooler and drained the fluid into a bucket. Then I cut the other cooler line near the cooler to drain from the power steering box. AutoZone included a fitting to the box. Unfortunately, I couldn't remove and replace it so I simply cut the line with a pipe cutter tool after the 90 degree bend. I removed the excess old coolant line from the cooler to the box. I removed the mounting bolt from the old cooler bracket and removed the old cooler and bracket. I cut the bracket off the old cooler and placed it on the new cooler using the plastic tie straps included in the kit from AutoZone and bolted it in place. I connected the line from the power steering pump to the cooler. Then using the line included in the kit connected it from the new cooler to the cut line to the box. I added new power steering fluid and I was back in business.
Purchase the cooler of your choice. They come with complete instructions. Very easy job, and this would be a good time to change your transmission fluid.
I would highly recommend it if it has never been changed. A transmission cooler would also be a great piece to install. They are very inexpensive, easy to install, and can save your transmission from overheating when towing.
If there are lines coming from the transmission to the radiator, it has a cooler in the radiator. If there are lines from the transmission to an external heat exchanger, that would be an auxiliary cooler.
Transmission Coolers extend the life of your transmission.
It is on the front of the transmission, next to the cooler hoses.It is on the front of the transmission, next to the cooler hoses.
It is in between the cooler hoses on the front of the transmission.It is in between the cooler hoses on the front of the transmission.
A transmission cooler is usually mounted just in front of the radiator.
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
An external transmission cooler is normally added in line with a vehicles already existing transmission cooler built into the radiator its function is to cool the transmission only. Adding, replacing and or repairing a transmission cooler would only benefit the transmission by cooling the transmission fluid. The transmission cooler is used mainly for cooling transmissions that pull heavy loads like trailers but is also used a lot in racing to keep the fluid cooler which helps reduce transmission overheat or burnout. , EzForJesus
It is on the front of the transmission case, below the cooler hoses.It is on the front of the transmission case, below the cooler hoses.
If this vehicle has a transmission cooler then it will have one line to the cooler then another for the return line to the transmission.
If it is a manual transmission you do not have transmission cooler lines. If its an automatic they will be on one side of the radiator and you can follow them to the tranny from there.
There are a few things that can cause this. First, plugged cooler lines from the transmission to the cooler, which usually is built into the radiator, or mounted in front of it. Second, plugged transmission cooler. Third, plugged filter in the transmission. Fourth, overloading the transmission. Fifth, if the cooler is in the radiator tank, and the engine is running too hot, it will also prevent it from cooling the transmission.
Yes thay all have a transmission cooler built into the radiator, If you follow the 2 transmission lines that come from the side of the transmission up towards the front of the truck, you will see were thay hook to the cooler. Some had a second transmission cooler in front of the radiator if the truck came with a heavy duty tow package
your probably getting transmission fluid in your cooling system from the cooler in the rad. replace your rad
You have a leaking transmission cooler, usually part of the radiator. The transmission fluid is mixing with the antifreeze turning it pink.
Front of transmission, just below where the cooler hoses attach.Front of transmission, just below where the cooler hoses attach.
the cooler is part of the radiator.