Asked by: Marija Grischuk
automotive auto parts

How do you change a transmission cooler line?

Last Updated: 13th April, 2020

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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Change Transmission Lines
  1. Raise the Vehicle.
  2. Drain the Transmission Fluid.
  3. Remove the Transmission Cooler Lines.
  4. Drain More Fluid.
  5. Spray Brake Cleaner.
  6. Install the New Transmission Lines.
  7. Replace the Transmission Fluid.
  8. Lower and Start your Vehicle.

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Herein, how much does it cost to replace a transmission cooler line?

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.

One may also ask, where is the transmission cooler located? Since the transmission cooler is located in the radiator, a leak will result in transmission fluid seen swirling around in the radiator neck.

Subsequently, question is, how long does it take to change a transmission line?

Transmission repair can take a full day but it will take at least 3 to 4 days to rebuild a transmission. Anders Automotive will be able to give you an estimate as to how long it will take to flush or repair a transmission.

Is it safe to drive a car with a transmission leak?

In most cases, it's probably not dangerous to drive your car if it's leaking transmission fluid. But, running your car with little to no transmission fluid can cause damage to your whole engine.

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Santisima Ferreduela

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Do I need a transmission cooler?

To prevent the build-up of heat and the breakdown of oil, you will need a transmission cooler. More so, a transmission cooler will be especially important if you have a truck that is used for towing. Especially when the one that you are towing is heavy, it can put more stress on the transmission.

Aliaksandra Escusa

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What happens when a transmission line breaks?

If your car's transmission lines are damaged, they will leak, and that can lead to serious trouble if you don't notice your car bleeding transmission fluid. You hear grinding or whining noises when gears change or the vehicle rattles or jerks when you drive.

Issmail Isatso

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Can I use rubber hose for transmission cooling lines?

90 percent of new cars now days use rubber hoses to connect the transmission lines to the radiator and back. Trucks however, typically do not. If your running a length of hose to repair a leak, you will be fine. I do recommend using high pressure clamps.

Iurdana Hunhold

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How much does it cost to replace transmission fluid?

The cost to have your fluid changed by a dealer, service center or independent mechanic ranges from $80 to $250. The average cost is around $100 for both automatic and manual transmissions. We recommend getting the filter replaced and pan cleaned every time the fluid is changed.

Xue Nikl

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What causes transmission cooler lines leak?

Transmission cooling lines leaking means either low-level of fluid or interrupted flow in the transmission. In both cases, the result is an overheated transmission that may stop functioning if the condition persists. Sometimes, it is difficult to spot the leak at the initial stage.

Diodora Belu

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How much do transmission lines cost?

A typical new 69 kV overhead single-circuit transmission line costs approximately $285,000 per mile as opposed to $1.5 million per mile for a new 69 kV underground line (without the terminals).

Anet Jahreiss

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How much does it cost to fix a transmission line leak?

Average Leak Repair Cost
The average cost to fix a transmission fluid leak that can be solved without removing the transmission is $150 to $200. This includes small repairs such as replacing fluid lines, gasket, seals, drain plugs or pan bolts.

Aichata Rovnyansky

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What is cable transmission?

noun. a coaxial cable, waveguide, or other system of conductors that transfers electrical signals from one location to another.

Sopio Feigin

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What is a transmission hose?

The transmission oil cooler hose on a car helps to carry the transmission fluid from the transmission to the transmission cooler. The oil cooler hoses are made of both rubber and metal. Usually, these hoses will run from the cooler to the transmission, where they will screw in.

Katharine Guijarro

Teacher

How do transmission cooler lines connect to radiator?

Transmission coolers do not attach to the radiator. They attach in-line with the transmission fluid return line. It is common for an OEM transmission cooler to be built into the radiator tank to be cooled by the coolant in the radiator.

Zamir Fite

Reviewer

How do you remove oil cooler from Chevy?

How to Replace Chevy Truck Oil Cooler Lines
  1. Lift up the vehicle using the jack and place it on jack stands.
  2. Drain the oil from the oil pan into the drain pan by unbolting the drain pan bolt using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.
  3. Unscrew an oil cooler line from the radiator using the line wrench.

Mokhtar Vajipeyajula

Reviewer

Does transmission fluid run through radiator?

The temperature of transmission fluid is regulated inside the engine cooling system. The fluid passes through a small tank inside the engine's radiator.

Nancy Bautsch

Reviewer

Does the radiator affect the transmission?

When the engine and radiator do not receive the right flow of coolant, then it it can cause radiator problems. If a faulty radiator is not repaired, then it could also cause damage to the transmission if the transmission fluid is cooled using the radiator.

Liana Tesson

Reviewer

Why is transmission fluid in my radiator?

Because your transmission cooler in your radiator has broken causing transmission fluid to enter the coolant. But there is worse news than that. It also means that coolant has entered the transmission fluid. All of the friction linings in the transmission are bonded to their backing plates using water soluble adhesive.

Jeromy Merenciano

Supporter

How do you remove a transmission cooler line from a radiator GM?

Remove the small covers from the radiator cooler lines, then put this on the cooler line (as if you wrapping it on the line) with the notches facing where you insert the line into the radiator. Squeeze the ends and insert it into where it connects. Turn it and you should see the clips pop up.