Oil Cooler Line

Oil Cooler Line

Postby singlefinastro [OP] » September 9th 2020, 6:40pm

I am trying to install new oil cooler lines from Dorman on my 97 AWD Astro. Taking them out was not easy and I ended up cutting them in order to wiggle them out. I was wondering if there is a strategy specifically for the AWD models of how to install the new lines? Are there any parts I should remove in order to make it easier to snake the lines through? I have read that feeding them from the hood down is impossible due to the transfer case, and I have tried to snake from the back then up but with no success without taking any parts out.

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Re: Oil Cooler Line

Postby Leeann_93 » September 9th 2020, 10:32pm

The hints I've been given all involve dropping the diff a little to make it easier. I haven't done it yet, but it is on my list and I have the parts here.
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Re: Oil Cooler Line

Postby singlefinastro [OP] » September 10th 2020, 1:23am

Leeann_93 wrote:The hints I've been given all involve dropping the diff a little to make it easier. I haven't done it yet, but it is on my list and I have the parts here.


Thanks Leeann_93 thats what I did and was able to get the lines in place just have to put the diff back now. I still went from the back and then up. I would suggest feeding them up to a point where you can grab it from the hood or have another person if possible so you can match up the bottom and top at the same time. Even with the diff dropped a few inches and two people it took at least an hour to snake it through correctly. Doubtful I will be able to get the bracket back on and might put on an external hose to protect the lines if it is rubbing when I put the diff back.
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