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I replaced the hoses from the transmission to the radiator and i am not sure if i got them mixed-up or not. looks to me like there is a upper and lower connection at the radiator...Is it important which hose goes to where at the radiator....I know these are for cooling the fluid and I don't want to cause damage.

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YES. it is very necessary which hose goes where at the radiator.but as you say you have already replaced them it means that you have fixed them in right locations because the upper hose wont fit in the lower connection even if you try and lower wont fit in upper connection.

I will also provide you with ready instructions to guide you to replace the hoses next time if u ever require it:--
1) There are two hoses on most vehicles. These hoses go from the radiator to the block of the engine. One hose carries anti-freeze to the block and the other brings it back to the radiator.One of those hoses should be visible when you open your hood. It is considered the upper radiator hose. The lower radiator hose can be accessed normally from underneath the front of the vehicle.
2)You will absolutely have to know if you need an upper or lower when you go to your local parts store.The reason for this is the hoses are different shapes and will only fit on one way. Knowing that,before you replace the hose,put the new one up and make sure it is the right one.

First things first,your car must be cool before doing this job. If not,you may be in the hospital with major burns.

3) There are three tools that you will need to change a radiator hose.   straight screwdriver,a pair of pliers,and a razor knife{just in case}.

Most of these hoses are held with a hose clamp that can be opened with the screwdriver. Some older models have clamps that you will need to use the pliers to release. You don't see many of these anymore.

Once you have released the clamps,you should be able to pull the hose off. You may need to twist and grunt. Sometimes the heat will fuse them on,so if it still will not come off use your razor knife to cut a **** up the hose where it is attached. Be very careful,you don't want to cut wiring. This method should make it easy to get the old hose off.

4) Put your new hose clamps on the hose and install it the same as the old one. Make sure and tighten your hose clamps. You then should top-off your anti-freeze in your radiator. Start your vehicle and check for leaks. If you followed directions,there shouldn't be any.

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