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#1 Old 08-18-2009, 08:06 AM
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lower transmission line removal from radiator?

I have a 1999 ram 1500 4x4 automatic with a 5.2 liter engine. I'm replacing the radiator and i can't figure out how to remove the lower hose of the transmission line from the radiator core. I removed the nut and the tube seems to be pushed into the fitting? The haynes repair manual really doesn't say anything. I need help on this. Thanks
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That should be a quick disconnect. You can get a quick disconnect set at Sears or any of your local auto parts stores, they're usually pretty cheap. They'll probably be labeled as fuel line disconnect tools.

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Yup, he's got it right. You'll need the fule line tool (under $10 from Autozone) to pop it off.

When I pulled my radiator I didn;t have the tool so I cut the part off the old radiator and then slid a piece of plastic over it to remove it. I forget what I used, but it was shaped like a pen cap, but larger.

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Thanks very much UNHPistol and djturnz it worked perfectly. Have a great week you guys.
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