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Old 01-15-2012, 02:21 PM
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Tube Nut stripped

I was following the directions for removing the the tranny coolant lines from the tranny using a 1/2" flare nut tool and the tube nuts stripped. My plan is to cut the coolant line, use a stripped bolt removal tool, and then repair the coolant line later. Anybody else have a better idea?
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:55 PM
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:39 PM
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Replace the line. Doubt you'll have any luck repairing it. One trick to avoid rounding (I assume it's rounded, and not stripped, which refers to the threads, right?) the nut is to put a vise-grip _around_ the flare nut wrench; this keeps it from opening up.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:44 PM
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Replace the line. Doubt you'll have any luck repairing it. One trick to avoid rounding (I assume it's rounded, and not stripped, which refers to the threads, right?) the nut is to put a vise-grip _around_ the flare nut wrench; this keeps it from opening up.
That is a good trick. I'll certainly remember that in the future. You don't think I can just fix cut it with a tube cutter, and repair like a brake line?
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It'll probably be too short. Worth a try, though, if you've got the flaring tool.
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