P.S. Compression fittings on trans cooler lines should be fine, but then, adding a bit of hose and clamps would also work well, and be easier.
Can I use rubber hose for transmission cooling lines?
You can use rubber hose, but make sure it’s transmission cooler line rated. The pressure is quite low (12-15 psi). Double clamp it or use FI type clamps instead of the worm-drive style.
Can I replace steel transmission cooler lines with rubber?
You could run it all in rubber and be fine so long as it doesn’t chaffe or get pinched. If you are that concerned you could run braided hose with AN fittings but it can get pricey quick. Rubber trans line will hold just fine. Just use heavy duty clamps (sometimes called ‘fuel injection style’ clamps).
Can you splice transmission cooler lines?
Yep you should be OK, just make sure the clamps are tight and the hose isn’t kinked. FWIW I’m using about 1-2 feet on each of my cooler lines near the transmission linking them to the original metal AOD cooler lines, then have the metal lines linked again with rubber hose at the cooler from the radiator.
How much pressure should be on a transmission cooler line?
there is at idle between 20-50 psi but during use pressures in transmission lines can reach 100 psi or more. if you are going to use rubber lines be sure to use barbed fittings so the hose does not blow off. Cooler and lube pressure are about the same at 5-30 psi.
What happens if you hook up transmission lines backwards?
If you had it reversed, the pump would be trying topush fluid through the bottom of the cooler, up through the cooler, out the top into the bottom of the rad, and up through the rad to the top.
Can you repair transmission cooler lines?
Like all parts of an engine, transmission cooling lines can wear out. If they break or develop a leak, you will lose transmission fluid, leaving your car vulnerable. Thankfully this is a fairly simple fix, and most transmission line repairs cost between $100 and $500 dollars.
How long does it take to replace transmission lines?
Getting the cooling line in your transmission repaired can be a time-consuming job. Transmission repairs often take a day or two at the mechanic depending on how extensive they are.
How much does it cost to replace transmission cooler lines?
You will pay somewhere between $100 and $450 for a transmission cooler line replacement. The labor should be between $60 and $300, while parts can cost you anywhere from $40-$160.
Where is the transmission cooler line located?
There are two types of transmission coolers, the type found inside the radiator or the kind that is external to the radiator that usually sits in front of the AC condenser.
Can I use fuel line for transmission lines?
Can fuel hose be used for transmission cooling lines? No. … Fuel line is for carbureted vehicles, which see less than 10 psi of pressure, most are around 5 psi from a mechanical fuel pump. Using fuel line for the trans cooler lines will fail in very short order, and is one of my pet peeves.
Can you use JB weld on a transmission line?
The JB Weld is impervious to the transmission fluid meaning it will not dissolve over time based on the fluid. Thanks for your inquiry. I plugged a 1/2” hole that went through a Mazda RX7 oil cooler with JB weld and duct tape to hold it in one side.
How much does it cost to fix a transmission line leak?
Transmission fluid leak repair is usually broken down by the cause of the leak. In general, fixing the fluid leak cost can range from as low as $50 to as high as $1,000. Moreover, the price can get much higher if the problem caused severe damages to your transmission and required a new transmission installation.