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Old 11-13-2007, 09:17   #1 (permalink)
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how do you disconect the transmission cooloing lines from the radiator on a 1996 3.0 tuarus? i see the stainlees clip and i plastic retainer aroung the cooling line. how does it come apart?
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You need a Ford transmission line disconnect tool. No other way to do it without damaging the fitting.
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Old 11-13-2007, 14:11   #3 (permalink)
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Why would you want to disconnect it? It helps keep your transmission temperatures in check while driving. I've never really looked at mine in my '99 taurus, but generally the transmission cooler is its own radiator and it might look like its connected to the engine rad. I could be wrong on the latter as my rad is hidden under the front beam. I know I won't like replacing it since I"ll probably have to drop it down to get it out. Fun.
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You need a Ford transmission line disconnect tool. No other way to do it without damaging the fitting.
Would he be able to rent one of those or would it be best to take it into a dealer to do the work?.. although I'm not sure why he'd want to
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I've never really looked at mine in my '99 taurus, but generally the transmission cooler is its own radiator and it might look like its connected to the engine rad.
I don't know about the '96 models but for '97 they came with and without a tranny cooler.

I just had to replace a cooler line on my '97 3.0L and it had one of those clips securing the line to the tranny. However, I noticed the male end of the clip adapter was threading into the tranny. With a little patience and penetrant oil she came off without issue.

Are you sure your clip doesn't also thread into your radiator?
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I can't see for the life of me under the front of my '99, the twin electric fans are in the way, but is the cooler part of the engine rad, or is it its own seperate rad? I've never heard of trans cooler sharing the engine rad...new to me.
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I can't see for the life of me under the front of my '99, the twin electric fans are in the way, but is the cooler part of the engine rad, or is it its own seperate rad? I've never heard of trans cooler sharing the engine rad...new to me.
On my '97 3.0L Vulcan it is separate from the radiator mounted lengthwise below the radiator. You have to remove the front plastic shroud cover to gain access to it. You might actually be seeing through the front holes on either side of your license place holder and thinking it is the radiator when in fact could be your cooler. On my '97 that's what you see.
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You can use the standard spring coupling disconnect tools to do it. Not easy though.

Are you removing the radiator?
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I just cut the damn thing off and replaced it with a regular screw-on hose clamp when I installed my auxilliary transmission cooler.
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