Comic Book Super Hero
- Nov 4, 2012
Having done this a few times, I finally converted them all over to AN. The last bout was really ugly as those stupid little e-clips wouldn't hold and the line kept popping out of the trans. GRRRRR! Just like anything else, when they work, great; when they don't, you need to smash a tub with a sledgehammer!I got some new transmission lines, part metal, part crimped hose, that goes to the radiator and transmission oil cooler in front of the rad for my GMC truck. They have those little clips and rubber retainer thingies on there. Makes them a literal SNAP to install, once you worm that line underneath to get in position. Getting the old ones out is easier as you can cut the hose and make the pipes shorter and easier to work with. OR you could get new hose pieces and attach them.
GM/Delco P/N 25999419 (long dual line) and 15779543 (cooler to rad). These are for 2WD V8 6 speed auto application for 2007-2013. Got them both from Amazon for around 71 shipped. The dual line list price from GM is 92. Rockauto.com wants around 72 for both but that's BEFORE shipping, so there's that. I got some pricey new clips too, just in case one of them decided to take off when removed. p/n 24205103. They're a special little E-clip retainer clip that will park your truck if you're missing one.
The issue is that a lot of times the factory hose crimps start leaking and then you have to do something. Kind of a not unusual problem on these trucks. Mine's now seeping and getting the ends of the hoses wet now, and before it gets worse, it's going to get replaced. So I got new GM parts for that job. Just have to find a priority time to actually get under there and get on it. I have seen a lot of low-buck fixes where they simply cut off the hose crimp and remove the hose, then clamp a new rubber hose in its place. That could work, but it seems rather an unsightly and more of a hack fix IMO. Depending on the cost, get the new rubber hoses recrimped at a local hose shop, or with your own crimper tooll, and keep those as ready spares. Or not.
Thankfully, mine appears to not have been setup for prisoner transport, with the lack of partition marks, normal carpeting, and having a rear seat ticket light. Even the rear doors open normally from the inside. May have been a chief ranger's car. Still has stab proof front seats. Just needs some sort of center storage compartment.Yeah I'm pretty familiar with the back seats of those CVPIs...
The 02-05 explorer consoles look pretty good in them. Or even go crazy and swap a floor shift and console from an LX into it.Thankfully, mine appears to not have been setup for prisoner transport, with the lack of partition marks, normal carpeting, and having a rear seat ticket light. Even the rear doors open normally from the inside. May have been a chief ranger's car. Still has stab proof front seats. Just needs some sort of center storage compartment.
At this point, it can't be far behind. I have basically disassembled the motor down to a shortblock just to get access to some of the bellhousing bolts. I am pretty sure if the body was off of the frame, it would still be a pain in the *ss.At least it's not an AWD Astro van.