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Transmission cooling lines

Do I have to drain the transmission to change these lines?

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No. Draining the tranny fluid is not necessary to change the cooling lines.

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It is not necessary, but it is a good idea to service the fluid and filter if over 30k since last service.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

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Changing the transmission cooling lines on my 2000 Grand Am GT. Is it totally necessary to pull the pan and fully drain the transmission?


Nothing will happen. Removing the pan is to change the filter and get more fresh oil in the system . Look at the color of the fluid red is new brown is replace me soon in 10k or so black is yesterday or replace trans in 10k or less.

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That is a VERY easy radiator.
Loosen radiator drain plug and drain coolant from radiator.
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Is there a drain plug for the automatic transmission


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Your transmission is probably overheating. How many miles are on the vehicle, and have you had the transmission fluid flushed, and filter changed lately?

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If fluid flow is good, I would also change the transmission filter to make sure it is not a fluid obstruction there. Make sure you use mercon V fluid and don't overfill the transmission level while replacing the drained out fluid amounts.

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Inspect Cooling system hoses
Torque Body Fasteners
Inspect Idle speed
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Replace Air filter element
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Drain, flush & refill Cooling system
Inspect Steering system
Inspect Brake system
Inspect Brake lines & hoses
Inspect Axle Shaft Oil Seal
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I have oil in my radiator like thick sludge, motor still runs well , is it the head gasket


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How do you replace the transmission fluid in a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire with an automatic transmission?


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I need to find a guide to replacing the radiator in a 1997 Volvo S90 w/ automatic transmission.


Volvo 1990-1998 Repair Guide
Radiator - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Perform this work only on a cold engine.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Set the heater control to MAX heat.
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  7. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
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  12. Some vehicles are equipped with a temp sensor on the drivers side top of the radiator, if equipped remove the connector.
  13. Remove the radiator retaining bolts and brackets.
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  15. Remove the radiator assembly from the vehicle.
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On 850/C70/S70/V70 models, the radiator comes out the bottom of the vehicle.
To install:
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  10. Check for leaks.
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Hope thats help (remember comment and rated this).

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