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Old 11-17-2018, 02:59 PM   #1
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Transmission cooler return line removal HELP

Trying to do a transmission fluid flush my 2009 SES with the automatic transmission. I cant get the return line disconnected from the cooler end or the transmission end. Every how to I see is with the older style connectors, none are the same style as the ones on the 08-11 focus.

Ive tried pushing the connector towards the cooler, squeezing the tabs, then pulling, and every other combination imaginable.

Anyone have any ideas?


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Old 11-17-2018, 05:13 PM   #2
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Not piccing it did not help your cause. Ford uses only like 40 different types of snap-on retainers. Some like the duckbill type require a separate small tool to do it. Tool inserts in to open the clamping spring up to let loose the other side. Tool is cheap and you will destroy that connector before it comes loose not using it.

Do a google search using the words 'transmission line disconnection tool' and get swamped.
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