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Flaring trans cooler lines?

I've got the usual leaky trans cooler lines at the place where the rubber hose meets the metal hose. Dumb azz who had the car before basically cut the line it appears and put on the rubber hose and used the metal screw driver tightened hose clamps in pairs.

My plan was to replace the rubber hoses, flare the metal lines, put the rubber hose on and tighten them down with fuel injector clamps.

I don't have a double flare tool like for brakes, but I have the single flare tool used for plumbing, I figure a single flare is good enough for this application no?

Does this sound like a viable fix?
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Just replace them with a new set from Dodge. It will be the easiest fix.

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Just replace them with a new set from Dodge. It will be the easiest fix.
Someone else on here told me that they heard the were the devil to replace... The rubber hose and flaring is easy enough, I am just not sure if it will hold up, I'd imagine trans fluid pressure isn't that high, so a single flare should hold I would hope.
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Yeah, I'm the "someone else", based on what I was told by someone that had replaced the assemblies.
I've done the rubber hose, fuel injector clamp fix, over a year ago. It worked well for me...
W/o additional flaring....
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Just replace them with a new set from Dodge. It will be the easiest fix.
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I did the cut and patch with the fuel clamps. Drove the car 140 kms on the highway and it doesn't appear to be leaking at all (crosses fingers).

Anyways, looked under the fuse box to check the ABS fuses and stuff. I realised the previous owner pulled the AC relay out. Is there any specific reason why one would pull the relay out and not replace it?
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I did the cut and patch with the fuel clamps. Drove the car 140 kms on the highway and it doesn't appear to be leaking at all (crosses fingers).
Just keep tabs on them. I have seen repairs like that work fine and then come apart after a few months. You'll loose all of your transmission fluid in about 10 seconds if that happens.

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Anyways, looked under the fuse box to check the ABS fuses and stuff. I realised the previous owner pulled the AC relay out. Is there any specific reason why one would pull the relay out and not replace it?
Possibly there was a problem with the AC at one point -- and they didnt want to repair it -- they might have removed the relay so it cant kick on.
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Just keep tabs on them. I have seen repairs like that work fine and then come apart after a few months. You'll loose all of your transmission fluid in about 10 seconds if that happens.



Possibly there was a problem with the AC at one point -- and they didnt want to repair it -- they might have removed the relay so it cant kick on.
Well it was previously clamped down with those plumbing/fuel line/radiator clamps before which were tightened to the point that they were cutting into the rubber, it was a crap repair and they never came off. The fuel injector clamp tightens down a hell of a lot more, so I don't see why it would fall off. Plus I checked with Chrysler and the fix they give is pretty much either replace the line or they also offer a jazzed up fuel injector clamp if the metal lines are intact (which in my case they are).
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hey, if it don't leak, then don't sweat it.

I once had a line rupture bout 20 minutes from home.. I had to seal it with electrical tape..

musta used 2 whole rolls but it didn't leak the whole trip home.
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hey, if it don't leak, then don't sweat it.

I once had a line rupture bout 20 minutes from home.. I had to seal it with electrical tape..

musta used 2 whole rolls but it didn't leak the whole trip home.
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