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I was looking at the engine bay and on the dtivers side I see a hard pipe with a hose clamp on the pipe and then a loose rubber hose that seemingly goes onto the pipe. However the clamp looks far too small to fit on the rubber pipe.

Anyone knows what it is?

 

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Assuming thats a 2nd gen LX escort, that is the outlet from the trans to the trans oil cooler in the radiator side tank. They slide a larger rubber tube over it to stop chafing as the engine rocks for-and-aft on acceleration.
Below it and to the right of it (as shown in the photo) is the return rubber hose from the oil cooler, going back into the transmission to the trans oil pump housing.
 

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Assuming thats a 2nd gen LX escort, that is the outlet from the trans to the trans oil cooler in the radiator side tank. They slide a larger rubber tube over it to stop chafing as the engine rocks for-and-aft on acceleration.
Below it and to the right of it (as shown in the photo) is the return rubber hose from the oil cooler, going back into the transmission to the trans oil pump housing.
trans cooler line, with an insulating sleeve over it.
Thx guys.

Does that mean I may have to fill up trans fluid?

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its common for the hoses to shrink over time, may be worth replacing in the future, but I definitely would check the fluid level to make sure it is good
 

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And when you have access to the two hoses connecting the trans cooler lines, also check the condition of the metal tubing that those hoses connect to. Those lines live along the bottom of the radiator, and can get rusty - till they leak fluid out. On my escorts I have had to repair those lines, either by getting new ones when they were last available, or by substituting longer rubber hoses for rusted sections of the metal tubing. The pressures in that oil cooler are not very high, and unless you were towing soething, the trans oil temps were not that high. 3/8" fuel hose worked fine.
 
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