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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:43 pm 
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I plan on replacing both lines soon due to a leak in the lower.

Anything I should look out for?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:01 pm 
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Unbolt and have fun.

Also a great time to add in an external cooler if you want.

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I agree. It is always somewhat better if you use line fitting wrenches to prevent stripping the fittings. And also make sure you back up any loose connections to avoid twisting a line. If there is a lot of corrosion, douse the threads good the nite before with PB Blaster and then again 10-15 minutes before you start.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:34 pm 
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If you are going to order them from a dealer, bring your VIN#. Sometimes they need to look up your production date etc.

Does 99 still use the screwed in lines or is that the clip style connection?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:48 pm 
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Screwed.

Another option, probably not a good one, is to make your own with rubber hoses and clamped fittings. It has the sole benefit of cheapness.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:49 pm 
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I ordered from Rock Auto.

And the discount code did not work.

They should arrive today.

The FSM looks like screw in type.

I'd rather be able to lock them back down in the original positions.

Only 35.00 + shipping...not too bad


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:56 pm 
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I should expect almost a total loss of transmission fluid on this project correct?


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If you work fast, you should be able to change them before losing all the fluid. Maybe plug them with your finger while you work ;)

If you lose all the fluid in the bottom, it should be the same as a filter change, which will be about 7.5 quarts. A full rebuild requires 10+ quarts.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:57 am 
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If you're losing all the fluid, why not change the filter while it's drained?

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Never use hose clamps on these lines unless it's a temporary repair. 92/93 Bonnevilles had a recall for a bursting crimp that sprayed trans fluid on the front exhaust manifold.

My 93 SSEi barely survived the fire 5 or 6 years ago. Use OEM lines or name-brand replacements only.

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