Trans Cooler Lines & Clamps - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums



12 Valve Engine and Drivetrain Talk about the 12V engine and drivetrain here. This is for 1994-1998.5 engine and drivetrain discussion only.

Trans Cooler Lines & Clamps

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2018, 12:29 PM   #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,051
Trans Cooler Lines & Clamps

Several years ago my trans coolant line sprung a leak and instead of just patching the leak I pulled all the steel lines out and replaced them with high-temp, specialty rubber lines. Trouble is twice now the coolant line coming out of the trans has pulled off it's nipple while I was driving and I've lost all the fluid. It seems the hose clamps I've been using won't hold for long. I double-clamped that line too. I'm not sure whether to try new clamps or put new lines on. Does anyone sell any specialty hose clamps?
Robert Rausch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2018, 12:55 PM   #2  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Banning, ca same house 67yrs
Posts: 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Rausch View Post
Several years ago my trans coolant line sprung a leak and instead of just patching the leak I pulled all the steel lines out and replaced them with high-temp, specialty rubber lines. Trouble is twice now the coolant line coming out of the trans has pulled off it's nipple while I was driving and I've lost all the fluid. It seems the hose clamps I've been using won't hold for long. I double-clamped that line too. I'm not sure whether to try new clamps or put new lines on. Does anyone sell any specialty hose clamps?
just replace the hose fittings with "push-loc" fittings. then push your hose on the new fittings. you do not need hose clamps with push-loc fittings. you cannot pull the hose off ! you have to cut the hose to get it off a push-loc fitting. I`ve been using push-loc fittings and hose, on many remote engine oil filters and transmission cooler hose set ups without clamps for 40 years and NEVER had a hose come off. get the fittings from your local hydraulic shop. or Summit or Jeg`s.
jtamulonis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2018, 05:26 PM   #3  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,051
Here's what happened. I put the rubber lines on about 6 years ago. A year ago the out-to-cooler line came off and I refilled the trans and put that line back on and added a 2nd hose clamp, and I went around and doubled all the hose clamps. Last month I changed the fluid and snugged up all the hose clamps again... or so I thought. This time the in-from-cooler line came off and I am embarrassed to say I was able to push it right back on--evidently last month when I snugged all the hose clamps I forgot about that one.

I wasn't able to find push-lok fittings locally. I'll keep trying tho. They look like the permanent solution for my problem.
Robert Rausch is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just replaced fuel lines-two clamps per fitting?? RoadDiesel 2nd Gen. Dodge Ram - No Drivetrain 4 03-06-2011 03:36 PM
low boost plus rusted out inter cooler clamps=new clamps and maybe boots? Pics inside Strong05 24 Valve Engine and Drivetrain 7 07-01-2009 01:03 AM
int.cooler boot clamps LJTyre HELP! 2 02-06-2007 10:03 AM
Trans cooler/ trans lines questions EClancy 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 14 01-16-2007 09:27 AM
"o" clamps from turbo to cooler... jd knite Performance and Accessories 2nd gen only 5 04-06-2003 09:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.


Copyright 2017, DieselTruckResource.com
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.