transmission cooler lines

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by egunn, Dec 1, 2011.


  1. egunn

    egunn FEOA Member

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    while i was under my 1998 ford escort this weekend I noticed that the lines from the transmission to the cooler are almost rotted through with rust. They are lines that start out as hose, and then turn into bent metal that is a little like large brake line, as it goes to the radiator/transimission cooler.

    I have looked on line to try to buy these as a unit but no luck. I was thinking of just replacing with transmission cooler grade rubber hose, but im not sure where i will get the fittings for the radator, ast this has a metal attachment. I may have to end up building them out of swagelok somehow...

    Has anyone else had experience with changing these?
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    escortrunnerchb New Member

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    Dont really know what to say other than go to a junk yard and find em. Sorry
  3. bent_rod

    bent_rod FEOA Donator

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    I had the same problem with rusted out and leaking cooling tubes on my 2000 SE. I installed the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit to get rid of the old lines. The kit was not too hard to install, it had all the parts needed and has work good cooling the transmission fluid. http://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Fluid-C ... 2001751209
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    Got new lines for my 2001 from Fort Parts Dept., they wern't cheap, cost $150 for both lines but they fit perfect and solved the problem.

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