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Transmission to Cooler Connections

I am planning on adding a transmission oil cooler. I would like to disconnect the return transmission line from the radiator, and place hose fittings, one in the radiator and the other on the end of the transmission line. That way I don't have to cut the transmission line.
Does anyone know what type and size of fittings are used?
See the attached pictures. The hex on the fittings is 3/4, also look at the second picture with the black cover moved back, it looks like some type of retaining ring on the end of the transmission line fitting.
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I am planning on adding a transmission oil cooler. I would like to disconnect the return transmission line from the radiator, and place hose fittings, one in the radiator and the other on the end of the transmission line. That way I don't have to cut the transmission line.
Does anyone know what type and size of fittings are used?
See the attached pictures. The hex on the fittings is 3/4, also look at the second picture with the black cover moved back, it looks like some type of retaining ring on the end of the transmission line fitting.
Caution!!!!!!!
The device you are photographing is the power steering cooler.
I believe it was member Ranger who found this out the hard way.....ended up with a hypercooled power steering system that chattered.
The trans cooler is built into the side tank of the radiator.
Carefully follow the lines to see what I'm saying and, yes, it is the biggest power steering cooler I've ever seen on a lightweight vehicle.

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Caution!!!!!!!
The device you are photographing is the power steering cooler.
I believe it was member Ranger who found this out the hard way.....ended up with a hypercooled power steering system that chattered.
The trans cooler is built into the side tank of the radiator.
Carefully follow the lines to see what I'm saying and, yes, it is the biggest power steering cooler I've ever seen on a lightweight vehicle.

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Wrong!!!!!! Followed the transmission lines to this location, removed the grille and air filter intake to take the pics. I am also fully aware of the posts you are referring. I searched the forum well before posting. Thanks for the warning, but does anyone know the answer.

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Well OK,

I'll blame how long ago it was....coulda sworn that thing was the p/s.

Well, at least you are certain....thats a good thing.

Don't know the dimension either so I'll bow out.

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No problem, they appear to be some type of snap in connection.
I'm sure Chrysler uses this connection on more than our Jeeps.

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In looking more closely I think those are what we call 'Jesus Clips' as in J C Cri**! Where'd that thing fly off to.
Anyways, they should spring off by pulling them midpoint with a 90 degree pick.
When the vehicle was assembled those type clips are already installed and the tube, with a 'o'ring is pushed into them....they expand as the collar passes the clip and then snap down on the backside, locking the hose in position.
Tight enouph to not leak, loose enouph to allow a bit of rotation/vibration.

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I think this is what I need, but not sure:

http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-...h/HH41412.html

or

http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-...h/HH41418.html

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All right. you just had to bring up the infamous power steering over cooling mistake. I guess the Internet really is forever. Thanks anyway for trying to blame Ranger....

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Well then Huey.....is my memory shot?
I coulda sworn that cooler ended up being for the steering......?

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Robby,

The cooler that is mounted in front of the radiator is the one that I hooked up in series with the new one. Fooled me. Lets see if this new install is correct or if he gets to redo it. Maybe we are both getting too old.

Edit:

I looked up the old picture and I think he has the correct one. I hooked up to the smaller one in front of the other two. I thought the middle one was an A/C condenser.



Maybe the reason that the trans cooler is so big is because of the towing package.

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