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    Quote Originally Posted by georgef View Post
    They do not bolt on, they have quick connect fittings, and you will want use one of the special tools made to remove them.....
    If you don't have that tool, you can just un-screw those fittings, easier than using that tool, I believe.

    Just make sure you use the correct size wrench.







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    Quote Originally Posted by LEVY View Post
    If you don't have that tool, you can just un-screw those fittings, easier than using that tool, I believe.

    Just make sure you use the correct size wrench.
    The quick connect fittings do NOT have a hex, there is nothing to un-screw, the lines are free to rotate inside the fitting.

    You need the special tool to release the spring clip that holds the tube in the fitting.
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    Thanks guys what I'm leaking is it probably tranny fluid or coolant? Why are they making American cars so difficult now. I also noticed that there is no tranny dipstick what's up with that. I would really like to pass on flanging the pipe if not necessary. Any thoughts further on preassure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgef View Post
    The quick connect fittings do NOT have a hex, there is nothing to un-screw, the lines are free to rotate inside the fitting.

    You need the special tool to release the spring clip that holds the tube in the fitting.
    Those holes have threads, how do you think I removed the hoses? That condenser is from a 2012 T & C







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    Double checked to make sure I was correct, maybe there are two different types of condenser. On mine, you can just un-thread the line connector, it will freely turn on the hose. Then, if you want to reuse the line connector, you need to use that special tool, but it would be wise to install new fittings with new o-ring, it will cost you about $12.00 more if ordered with the hoses.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LEVY View Post
    Double checked to make sure I was correct, maybe there are two different types of condenser. On mine, you can just un-thread the line connector, it will freely turn on the hose. Then, if you want to reuse the line connector, you need to use that special tool, but it would be wise to install new fittings with new o-ring, it will cost you about $12.00 more if ordered with the hoses.
    Now I understand what you are getting at, you are removing the part of the connection that was designed to be left in place. I can see where using a new fitting containing a new o-ring could be a good thing but I think removing the fitting from the transmission would be more prone to having debris enter the transmission.

    Oddly my van does not have the removable fittings on the cooler but it does on the transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgef View Post
    Now I understand what you are getting at, you are removing the part of the connection that was designed to be le;ft in place. I can see where using a new fitting containing a new o-ring could be a good thing but I think removing the fitting from the transmission would be more prone to having debris enter the transmission.

    Oddly my van does not have the removable fittings on the cooler but it does on the transmission.
    Correct, but not sure if it was designed to be left untouched because those fittings are not included with the new condenser, at least not on the one I installed on mine. You can see if yours have those fittings looking through the front grille. The original fittings are low profile, you can hardly see the hex part, looks like it is aprox 5/16" tick. After market ones are a lot ticker.







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    Nice levy! Mine has the bolts. I'm still unsure which route I want to go my upper hose is leaking is that Trans fluid or coolant? Seems like coolant. Just noticed why no transmission dipstick??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master.Legend View Post
    Nice levy! Mine has the bolts. I'm still unsure which route I want to go my upper hose is leaking is that Trans fluid or coolant? Seems like coolant. Just noticed why no transmission dipstick??
    Most FWD vehicles nowadays don't have transmission dipstick.

    Those two lines are transmission fluid lines, so if one of those is leaking, then it is ATF.







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    Quote Originally Posted by LEVY View Post
    Most FWD vehicles nowadays don't have transmission dipstick.
    How is fluid level monitored in this case?
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