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I can't figure out how to change the transmission coolant line bolts. I can't get the originals to fit my new radiator and they won't come off so that I can put the new ones on that came with the new radiator. Very Very frustrated!

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  • instawood85 Oct 13, 2010

    I ended up not having the tool and used a screw driver instead but I will get the tool for the next I have to do this.

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Hi,

You need a special tool to remove the old lines from the radiator, this tool goes over the quick disconnect couplers to release the coolant lines.

Is this what your having trouble doing?

Let me know and I can give you more information.

Thanks

Jason

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  3. If equipped, remove the upper panel fasteners and the panel.
  4. If equipped, remove the upper insulators and brackets.
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    Fig. 1: Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator


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