You could run it all in rubber and be fine so long as it doesn’t chaffe or get pinched. If you are that concerned you could run braided hose with AN fittings but it can get pricey quick. Rubber trans line will hold just fine. Just use heavy duty clamps (sometimes called ‘fuel injection style’ clamps).
Is it OK to use rubber hose for transmission line?
You can use rubber hose, but make sure it’s transmission cooler line rated. The pressure is quite low (12-15 psi). Double clamp it or use FI type clamps instead of the worm-drive style.
What are transmission cooler lines made of?
How Car Transmission Lines Work. Car transmission lines connect your vehicle’s transmission to the vehicle’s radiator. Also known as transmission cooling lines, they are typically made of metal or composite aluminium and rubber hoses because they can handle the flow of hot transmission fluid.
Can you use gas line for transmission cooling lines?
Fuel line hose isn’t up to the pressures normally associated with automatic transmissions. Use the proper stuff. If that thing splits or blows loose and hoses down any portion of your exhaust system hot enough to ignite it, your truck could end up burned to the ground.
How much pressure is in a transmission line?
During normal operation, its about 150 and the return line around 50 psi.
How do transmission cooler lines connect to radiator?
Transmission coolers do not attach to the radiator. They attach in-line with the transmission fluid return line. It is common for an OEM transmission cooler to be built into the radiator tank to be cooled by the coolant in the radiator.
Does it matter which transmission cooler line goes where?
Generally the higher line on the radiator has fluid going INTO the transmission and the lower one goes back to the transmission, so the higher line has fluid coming out of it and the lower line sucks it back into the transmission.
Why does transmission cooler line leak?
Transmission cooling lines leaking means either low-level of fluid or interrupted flow in the transmission. In both cases, the result is an overheated transmission that may stop functioning if the condition persists. Sometimes, it is difficult to spot the leak at the initial stage.
How much does it cost to repair a transmission line?
Like all parts of an engine, transmission cooling lines can wear out. If they break or develop a leak, you will lose transmission fluid, leaving your car vulnerable. Thankfully this is a fairly simple fix, and most transmission line repairs cost between $100 and $500 dollars.
How much does it cost to replace a transmission cooler line?
You will pay somewhere between $100 and $450 for a transmission cooler line replacement. The labor should be between $60 and $300, while parts can cost you anywhere from $40-$160.