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Old 02-10-2012, 06:35 AM
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can i remove cooler lines and plug ports?

Ok. This is fun! The terminal on the end of the positive cable to my starter broke off and when it did it flopped down and arced to one of the tranny cooler lines. This is my only vehicle.
Can I remove the lines and plug all the ports (two in the side of the tranny and two in the prefilter) safely until the cooler lines come in?
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You can't plug them but you could probably just cut the bad section out and replace it with a piece of gas line. If you have a flairing tool it would be a good Idea to flare the ends so the line doesn't blow off and double clamp it. If both lines are busted just loop a line and monitor the TFT if you can. Just go easy on it when its cold, the engine coolant usually warms it at start up so it'll take a little longer now if you need to loop it.
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high pressure rubber hose double clamp connections.
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Ok roger that, thought of it, but thought there might be too much psi to work. Also thought of taking to a hydraulic shop and getting all the bends replaced with high pressure hydraulic hose permanently, but thought that might be more expensive than buying new lines, but, would be able to replace without unbolting the engine mounts and jacking up the engine...

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So there's not too much pressure runnin through for gas hose?
You will be fine, if you bought an aftermarket trans cooler, you would be using high pressure rubber hose to connect it to the truck.

Just double clamp the connections. Also put a flare on the lines after you cut them. That prevents the hose from blowing off after the clamps are tightened down.
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Roger that! Thanks
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