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A Transmission Coolant Line is 2 Lines running from your Transmission to the Radiator 1 line is where transmission fluid goes into the radiator and the #2 line is where it returns to the Transmission, A Automatic transmissions Fluid can Run 400 Degrees or More,The Lines are to Help keep the temperture of the Fluid in your Transmission at a temperture that does'nt exceed the specifications of your transmission operating temperture. Prevent Over Heating and that would result in a Excessive Tep that would cause damage to the Internal Componets and your Front and Rear Seals. NOTE: Some Vehicles Trucks that Tow a Heavy Trailer or something else have a ADD on or some come from the factory with a Truck or SUIV that has a TOW Package on it, if this has this option the Transmission Lines will not go through the Transmission they will go to the Optional Transmission cooler ,thats normally located in front of your Radiator for much better cooling ,it actually works like a Radiator it has Fins and tubes with a Inlet tube and a Outlet tube. This is a Much more effficent cooling Component for your Transmission. Hope i have answered your question. And given you the Help you needed. Thank You.

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