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post #1 of 6 Old 04-24-2010, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Transmission cooler quick disconnects

Okay, whats the secret method to disconnecting the lines? I have the tool (right size - 3/8") and no matter how hard I try to shove it into the quick disconnect or push/pull anything, I can't get them to come apart. This is very irritating and I wonder why they didn't just use a regular threaded fitting.
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Are you sure you are attempting to disconnect the trans cooler lines? They should be threaded. Is this the in tank (radiator) cooler or the auxiliary cooler?

I have a feeling you are attempting to disconnect the air conditioner condenser lines. If so, and if it is still under pressure, you can get seriously hurt.

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Are you sure you are attempting to disconnect the trans cooler lines? They should be threaded. Is this the in tank (radiator) cooler or the auxiliary cooler?

I have a feeling you are attempting to disconnect the air conditioner condenser lines. If so, and if it is still under pressure, you can get seriously hurt.
They're the quick disconnect lines from the radiator. My A/C condenser isn't on right now.
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yea u just have to play with them, i dont have my kit to look at but i got it from advance auto and u have to put another small plastic piece inside and push towards the rubber hose

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They're the quick disconnect lines from the radiator. My A/C condenser isn't on right now.
You are right they are quick connects, it has been a few years since I had my radiator out changing the cam, etc. I had to look at it again.

They can be a pain sometimes. Try pushing in slightly on the line as you push the release tool in.

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I just replaced my radiator and my .02 is skip the plastic 6 piece tool kit. I fought with that stupid plastic tool for an hour or more. The line is 3/8. I went back to advance and got the aluminum Autocraft Fuel Line Disconnect tool. I had it off in 1/2 a second.
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