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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    To close out this thread (it's a pet peeve of mine when OPs don't report results/fixes), I'm happy to report that reassembly went fine. No exhaust leaks or coolant leaks. Need to get under the Jeep to confirm no trans fluid leaks from the lines, but I suspect none as the quick connect fittings...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    For the exhaust flange bolts, I went to three national chain auto parts stores and none had a c-clamp with a spacer, cylinder, or socket style end to push a bolt into. I drilled out almost the whole bolt and then pushed the remainder out with a punch, leaving a flange in very nice condition...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    Well, I got my skid plate off with no problems. I figured a way to support the transmission/transfer case. But, I broke the flange bolts on the muffler even after several days of using liquid wrench. But, I continued and now I've got my new radiator in and the transmission lines to it are in...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    It's hard to believe it's been a month since I started this simple project. I should have known that nothing is simple, but I don't need the Jeep so I'm not in a hurry. I've got the downstream O2 sensor connectors off and I've unbolted the exhaust from the manifold (it bounces freely). I...
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    Can't figure out how to install automatic transmission lines on 2004 TJ

    Two votes (one from some other thread) for dropping the pipe. I'll go take a look at that right now. Thanks!! Edit: Took a look. The top nuts will be difficult to get a box end on. Liquid Wrench applied. - There seems to be several layers/parts in this connection. Not as simple of a...
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    Can't figure out how to install automatic transmission lines on 2004 TJ

    I've never understood that, and several forums behave that way. I must be in the minority, but it makes more sense to me to discuss more at length on a topic in one thread than to spread the discussions on one topic over multiple threads. Consolidate! Simplify search results! Oh well. We'll...
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    Can't figure out how to install automatic transmission lines on 2004 TJ

    Reviving an oooooold thread. I'm replacing the automatic transmission cooling lines on my 06 LJR. Or, at least trying to! The one is really snaked around stuff where it goes into the transmission. Everything is disconnected and and the new ones are here. I found a thread where it was...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    Sorry I wasn't clear. It didn't spin at first, then it did.
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    05-06 PCM issue is solved

    That's a nice quote! Sounds like the typical challenges a small business would face. I agree your focus on customer service will win the day. Keep up the good work.
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    I'm replacing the radiator, so I have a new quick disconnect radiator fitting already built into that. Regarding my existing line, is the metal pipe spinning in the metal-to-rubber connector a problem? That's the two arrows in the pic above. Thanks!
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    05-06 PCM issue is solved

    It was just that, curiosity. No insult intended. I'm just an advocate for testing, systematic analysis, and so forth, and I just felt the odds would be that at least one customer would have either: A) multiple problems, the PCM and something else, and the other codes would still be present. B)...
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    05-06 PCM issue is solved

    I'm owner of a 2006 LJR w/ automatic. Seems like everyone says their lights, codes, and running problems went away withthe new PCM, until the Aug 9, 2020 post by @USMC0369 where a code is mentioned post WranglerFix PCM install. Until that, I was actually wondering if this PCM just doesn't...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    Lou, I was afraid to clamp too hard on the metal line, but once it started spinning in the connector to the rubber hose (and the nut was out of the radiator), I figured the whole line might need replaced, so what the heck. As stated above, not easy to turn, so I think the nut is smashed onto...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    OK, something must be physically crimped or something. PB Blaster overnight didn't help, so yesterday I got Liquid Wrench and let it soak 24 hours. This morning, still no movement. So, I backed out the nut from the radiator. I then put vice grips on the straight metal line and crescent...
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    Automatic Transmission Line Stuck to Radiator

    I'll pick some up next time at the store, gotta use what's in the garage tonight.