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Old 06-26-2007, 10:45 PM
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AT Cooling Line

The car is a í92 201/2.3

I have an issue with a new flexible automatic transmission cooling hose that goes from the tranny to the radiator (sort of like the one in the image). First off, itís been sitting in my parts bin in my shop for a couple of years, so itís too late to return it. When I went to install it this weekend, I realized that itís supposed to have a 90-degree bend at the radiator end Ė the line I have does not. Iíve searched locally for an adapter, but no luck.

So hereís my question: Arenít these AT cooling lines low-pressure? The connections appear to be high pressure connections, but that seems extraordinarily over-engineered if they are low-pressure lines. Would it be crazy to simply cut the line and use a brass barb connection?

BTW, the correct part is no longer available through Fastlane.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Jeff Pierce

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:23 PM
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Jeff:

If you would like for it to be modified professionally, go thru your local yellow pages. Look for:

Hose Coupling & Fittings
Hose Indistrial Mfrs
Hose & Tubing Flexible Metal
Hydraulic Equipment Repair

I used one of these places to rebuild a high pressure power steering hose on my MB. They knew exactly what to do.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:03 PM
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They're not high pressure, but you do need a good seal or the ends will seep fluid. You have to tighten them up pretty damn tight to get a seal. I know because I've just had mine out.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:45 PM
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Mike:
Thanks for the tip. I will use the info you gave. My first stop was at a place called Hydraulic Hose & Assembly -- it's right down the road from my house. They were very helpful, but didn't have what I needed.

They gave me the name of a place that might have what I need, but I've been unable to get there during business hours.


Parrot:
What I was thinking of was something like the attached image. It would make the 90 degree bend I need, but still use the supplied connectors.

Anyone: Your thoughts?

Again, thanks in advance.

Jeff Pierce
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