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Old 11-07-2011, 03:34 PM
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Civic trans cooler hoses?

Let me say thanks to all who answered my question about replacing the radiator support on my ladys 95 civic. Got it done this weekend. It was a good amount of work but I got it squared away except for a few issues.


I asked this question on a civic board and didn't quite come up with a clear answer, so I though I would ask you dudes.


While pulling the radiator the two threaded fitting hoses on the bottom nuts were rusted pretty bad and I could not get them back on I figure it would be best to replace them anyway. What are these hoses called and where do they run to change out? Where is a good source to find replacements?

One guy said they may be the transmission cooler hoses. That are a feature of automatic transmission version civics.

I am having a hard time finding a part number or what part I need to get to construct my own. Any help would be awesome.
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While pulling the radiator the two threaded fitting hoses on the bottom nuts were rusted pretty bad and I could not get them back on I figure it would be best to replace them anyway. What are these hoses called and where do they run to change out? Where is a good source to find replacements?

One guy said they may be the transmission cooler hoses. That are a feature of automatic transmission version civics.

I am having a hard time finding a part number or what part I need to get to construct my own. Any help would be awesome.
Thanks!
I'm not too well versed on Hondas, but if it IS the tranny cooler fittings and they are the double flare-type and used on hard lines (steel tubing as opposed to a hydraulic hose assembly), you should be able to get replacements from NAPA or any parts house that's fairly well stocked. If the lines are those "bubble flare" type, I can't really offer anything constructive- I've never used that type flare tool.

Unless you know fitting sizes by sight, I'd suggest cutting the lines and remove the fittings to match them up at the store. You will also need to have a flaring tool, and a tubing cutter sure makes things easier/better, too.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:31 AM
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cobalt327: thanks for the info.
That sounds more like the answer I was looking for. I thought that they were hard lines wrapped in a insulator. I think I have a flaring tool and a pipe cutter that my old man gave me; I'll have to check the size. I will have to cut the end off and see if I can match it.
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I was hoping to find a pre assembled line.
I went to napa website and they directed me to try calling a local store.
I called the store and they were no help.
I guess I'm back to trying to find out what size line and fitting I will need.
Does anyone here know what is involved as far as bending the hard line. What tool is used?


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I am going to assume that the lines are aluminum and are double flaired. I just need to find the dimensions, for the tubing and for the fittings.

I unfortunately don't have the car at my house to measure; its over at my girls mom's house.
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I am going to assume that the lines are aluminum and are double flaired. I just need to find the dimensions, for the tubing and for the fittings.

I unfortunately don't have the car at my house to measure; its over at my girls mom's house.
If you cannot find anything online, you might try a Honda dealership parts department. Most things are on the computer, they should be able to tell you something about the fitting sizes and the way the line is made up- i.e. whether it's a high pressure hose assembly or a simple fitting w/a flared tubing.
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