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How much pressure does the transmission cooling lines see? Mine rusted thru and leaking fluid everywhere. Could I slide a rubber hose over the rusted line and clamp it? Or would there be too much pressure? Local garage says the lines are a dealer only item and he can't get them. I hate to pay dealer prices to have new lines installed.
The leak is bad enough that it is a steady flow of fluid, not just drips.
 

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You use fuel lines as a replacement. You cut out the bad parts and clam in fuel line. I did it on my 1985GT. There is someone else here who did it on a newer Escort and I think they even posted the size fuel line that they used.
 

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on the 3 gen the lines are 3/8 so you can use break line
for a bend you can use a tubing bender


on the hose make shure you use trany hose
 

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You could just replace the whole trans cooler with an aftermarket one by pulling the hoses at the trans housing and completely bypassing the factory one. They cost about $30 at a parts store and come with hose and clamps.
 

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GregF422 said:
You could just replace the whole trans cooler with an aftermarket one by pulling the hoses at the trans housing and completely bypassing the factory one. They cost about $30 at a parts store and come with hose and clamps.
True. But where would you put it?
 
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