The transmission cooler is instead mounted in front of the radiator by itself. Cost the same as new lines but the fix is forever. They used heavy duty grade hydraulic hose crimped fitting that attaches to the stock tubing with compression fittings so they are removable to ease installation. Most vehicles have transmission lines that run to the radiator to cool the fluid. The rest are more of a pain from what I understand. Has anybody done this repair on the 8. Dont re use the clips.
These transmission lines should have never rusted out. When a transmission oil cooler hose or line fail, it can cause fluid leaks and an overheating transmission. The wife and I are going on a trip soon and I need to either get this or have this done soon. Then tempotatly install the lines to figure out how much braded stainless hose you need. We carry transmission oil cooler hose and line assemblies for many vehicles. I will get some pictures of them shortly.
There are a couple of additional options. . Plus the lower line coming from the rad. Fleece Performance Transmission Cooler Lines 2001-2010 6. The fluid is moved to and from the cooler using hoses and hard lines.
I have an 2001 K3500 ext cab dually 8. I used swivle as they are more forgiving, but you only need that on one end of the hose. Vehicle's equipped with an auxiliary transmission oil cooler allow the fluid to be cooled. The transmission fluid cooler lines rusted out and all the tranny fluid pumped out about a month ago. This kit comes complete with everything needed to get the job done right the first time. There were really only 3 choices I found when I was looking. Remove the old lines as it is not possable to do this on the truck.
Last weekend, I was able to finish up installing the new transmission lines as well as new oil cooler on the Silverado. Merchant Automotive has pretty good customer service, and will answer any questions if you call them. I need to replace the transmission cooling lines due to a leak. If you see a leak in your transmission lines, check out O'Reilly Auto Parts. So i fixed mine instead.
Please select from the drop down menus below your proper model year designation, as well as if you currently have a stock or aftermarket radiator. A good resource for the Allison transmission is dieselplace. They are easy to remove with a seal pick. There are a couple of Allison specific threads on there that are super helpful. I dont remember what i used exactly and it is wet under my truck right now.
Low fluid levels may also cause the transmission to not shift correctly and eventually fail. Any help would be much appreciated on this matter!!!! None of the kits I saw on the web gave reference to 8. I did buy new lines from Amazon and took them to a local hydraulic shop to have the stock flex hoses cut off. Lucky for me, I was returning from a short trip to the auto parts store for another vehicle. That was a bigger job than expected as I had to remove the exhaust system, transmission supports, and torsion bar assembly in order to lower the transmission far enough to get maximum access to the trans. This helps in towing or where load on the transmission is greater than normal use. Anyway it worked great and looks good when you are under the truck.
They took one look at the stock lines and knew that over time they will fail again. You need a ridgid 37 degree flare tool to install the tube nuts on the old line. Cut out the hose and install tube nuts. I will be doing the oil cooler lines as well at some point. . If you can find something like that, they're pricey, but probably a ton easier to get in without having to route the metal lines. The lines should be the same as the equivalent year Duramax.
I will replace the o-ring in them since it will be open. I will be doing the job Thursday night due to my schedule plus I need to get some new fittings for the radiator connections. For those running an aftermarket radiator, we will supply 2 Setrab fittings for proper fitment. Its just weird that I can not find anything for 8. . .