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How to Remove the Cooler Line in a Taurus Transmission

by Gary Proulx

The Ford Taurus transmission utilizes metal lines to transport the automatic transmission fluid to and from the oil cooler. The oil cooler is located in the left side of the Taurus radiator. The cooler lines are easily damaged or bent, which will restrict the flow of fluid. This can cause the transmission to overheat, and if a line is damaged or broken it should be replaced in its entirety.

Raise your Taurus with the jack and support it securely with the jack stands.

Locate the cooler line fitting where it attaches to the transmission. The easiest way to do this is to follow the line back from the radiator. Remove the fitting by turning it counterclockwise with the wrench.

Locate the cooler line fitting where it attaches to the radiator. Remove the fitting by turning it counterclockwise with the wrench.

If installing a new line, installation is simply the reverse of removal.

Tips

  • If you are replacing the cooler line, compare the new one to the old one before mounting it to the vehicle.
  • The new lines often need slight bending in order to fit properly.

Warnings

  • Do not work under the vehicle unless it is properly supported.
  • Do not start or run the vehicle without the transmission cooler lines in place.

Items you will need

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About the Author

Gary Proulx has been writing since 1980. He specializes in automotive technology and gasoline and diesel design. Proulx has had multiple articles published on various websites. He is also an archery expert who writes about the ins and outs of archery as a sport.

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