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I'm going to be replacing my oil cooler lines and trans filters and gasket tonight and I was wondering if anybody had any directions or good illustrations on changing the oil cooler lines? One end of the lines look like they "plug" in is there a certain way to unplug the existing lines?
 

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Whats the reasoning behind wanting to change your oil cooler lines?
 

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Whats the reasoning behind wanting to change your oil cooler lines?

They are leaking. The lines are the types with the crimped ends, and they start leaking after a number of years. I have an s10 with the same problem, and they have been leaking for 40k miles. I could care less about that s10 tho.

They leak, I am not worried about them breaking, but it is my wifes vehicle and I don't need it leaking oil all over the place.

I need info on how to change them, and where to get the replacement lines.
 

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Also, the lines are easy to see and access. They run to the front from the oil filter area to the radiator.

When I was first shopping for a commander, I looked at another hemi one with almost 100k miles on it. It was also leaking from these lines, so I would think that this is probably a common problem with commanders. I don't know if it is specific to hemi's, but it might be.
 

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Hey SkinnyR,
I'm going thru the same leaky line issues on my wifes Commander (but her trans lines). I haven't done it yet but I plan to simply grind that crimp off and use 2 hose clamps per end. That's one way of fixing it. My bro-in-law removed his completely (different brand car) and brought the entire assembly to a hydraulic hose repair shop that did "while you wait" service. That cost more than some worm-style hose clamps. ;-)
Here is some visuals on how you can fix the leaks yourself if you so choose.
 

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Hey SkinnyR,
I'm going thru the same leaky line issues on my wifes Commander (but her trans lines). I haven't done it yet but I plan to simply grind that crimp off and use 2 hose clamps per end. That's one way of fixing it. My bro-in-law removed his completely (different brand car) and brought the entire assembly to a hydraulic hose repair shop that did "while you wait" service. That cost more than some worm-style hose clamps. ;-)
Here is some visuals on how you can fix the leaks yourself if you so choose.
That is a great fix right there! Thanks for the info, thats how i am going to do it. For some reason, I can't see all of the pics in that thread, but I have the general idea.

thank you.
 

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Hey SkinnyR,
I'm going thru the same leaky line issues on my wifes Commander (but her trans lines). I haven't done it yet but I plan to simply grind that crimp off and use 2 hose clamps per end. That's one way of fixing it. My bro-in-law removed his completely (different brand car) and brought the entire assembly to a hydraulic hose repair shop that did "while you wait" service. That cost more than some worm-style hose clamps. ;-)
Here is some visuals on how you can fix the leaks yourself if you so choose.
I hate to bring up an old thread but I have some lines on mine that are leaking something fierce. The lines look like they could be these but the oil looks and smells like engine oil. I have not pulled the shield off yet but the like run to the passenger side of the radiator then under the alternator at that point I am not sure where they go from there. I have a 5.7 HEMI with factory tow package in my commander. Does this sound like the right location for Trans Cooler Lines? Or is this something else? From what I can see they are definitely swagged like the pictures.
 
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