Will also work on the following vehicles with hydraulic clutch: 1993 to current Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Buick Regal,1993-94 Chevy Lumina, and 1995 to current Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After several hours of trying to get it to disconnect, I gave up and just used a cutting disk on my rotary tool to cut a notch into the side of the metal plug where the line goes into the old radiator. I cut open a V-Shaped groove large enough for me to get to the oring inside and used a pick to pull it out. The walls were too thick, even though I have a complete set of various sizes. Damage-free way to reach and disconnect the clutch line from the slave cylinder during clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder, or clutch assembly service. Just right for working on quick connect fuel lines. Since the new radiator came with new quick disconnects, I was not concerned about saving the old ones.
The Ford engineers who decided on this design should be double slapped once for each line fitting. We guarantee our Hand Tools to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the product. Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful: Don't bother March 9, 2017 Reviewer: rk from texas Well the picture looks great, but this thing is made out of plastic. You may hold firmly to align and adjust. Broke on the second line.
The second picture is the connector that came with my new radiator. Thank you for the help! Ideal for contractors, maintenance, machine shops and garages. With a commitment to quality and a lifetime guarantee on all hand tools, Harbor Freight Tools is a favorite of automotive and truck repair shops, government agencies, schools, manufacturers, contractors and tool enthusiasts who want top-quality and great selection and value. Order on Sunday received on Friday,broke on Saturday. Minnesota state franchise registration number F-2705.
The results speak for themselves - with over 40 million customers and thousands of people switching to Harbor Freight Tools every day. I couldn't get one of the quick connects off with my removal tool. I was sooooo close, but O'Reilys is like 4 minutes from my house and it was worth a shot. For any difficulty using this site with a screen reader or because of a disability, please contact us at 1-800-444-3353 or cs harborfreight. Tip is specially stepped to fit connector. I even bought one from autozone that says it's specifically for oil cooler lines but none will fit in place because of the lip that's on the line.
Since the new radiator came with new quick disconnects, I was not concerned about saving the old ones. Thank you for the help! Was this review helpful to you? I almost resorted to that too! I recently replaced my radiator on my 2006 V8. You should not unscrew the transmission cooler tube connector from the radiator, like you did on your first picture. Since the new radiator came with new quick disconnects, I was not concerned about saving the old ones. Thank you for the help! June 19, 2014 Reviewer: Rusty from Arkansas Used to change out the rad in my 6. Pull the line out of the transmission fitting, taking care not to bend the line.
After several hours of trying to get it to disconnect, I gave up and just used a cutting disk on my rotary tool to cut a notch into the side of the metal plug where the line goes into the old radiator. After inserting into the quick connect fitting, a quarter turn of the tool quickly and easily releases the fitting on the transmission end of the transmission-to-radiator oil cooler line. Used on one Trans line. The cooler line can then be removed. Lukas2009, Looks like the replacement radiator I have has the fittings for the 2006 model. Amazing to me how a relatively simple task can be really, really difficult without some good-ole cheap plastic.
I did this a few months ago and found the removal tool at O'Reilys as well. Unfortunately, I could not get it to disconnect. Save yourself hours of torture and find a tool made of metal and specifically for 2008 Ford Explorer. They apparently used a faulty material for the trans cooler section allowing coolant to mix with trans fluid. The result was totally failed transmission. Thank you for everyone's help, the instructions I found on this site helped greatly with removing the old radiator.
For any difficulty using this site with a screen reader or because of a disability, please contact us at 1-800-444-3353 or cs harborfreight. It was a waste of time and money! It can be up to 5 feet in length, but it depends on the type of car. If I had to do this again I would just go to the nearest auto parts store and buy a metal one off the shelf. The tool goes in and snaps on but does nothing to get the fittings off. I'm surprised their tool didn't work for you. The second picture is the connector that came with my new radiator. Hot drop forged steel blades for strength and durability.
The toughest part I found was getting the air box out and back in due to the four posts that have to push into four rubber bushings. The quick connect fitting on the slave cylinder is recessed in the bell housing on these vehicles. Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful: Don't bother March 9, 2017 Reviewer: rk from texas Well the picture looks great, but this thing is made out of plastic. I worked on it last night, drained the radiator and I loosed the trans cooler fitting that coolant was leaking around, I then centered the cooler outlets inside the bottom radiator tank, I could see the rubber gasket between the cooler and bottom radiator tank, I made sure this time to kept the cooler line fitting centered to the hole in the radiator tank and re-tighten the cooler line fitting. One on the top driver's side and one on the bottom driver's side. Broke on the second line. It does work, just takes a lot of patience since its plastic and doesn't hold its shape when trying to push the quick disconnect open.