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Old 09-30-2008
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All right, well i have my tranny dropped and just about down ready to swap the Slave Cylinder but i can't get the damn hydraulic line disconnected from the Slave. I got the metal special tool to do it but no matter how hard i try i can't get it off. i hit it with some PB Blaster yesterday so hopefully that's gunna help. I've had a service tech from Midas, and a Ford Tech from a dealership try and get it but none of us can figure it out. Can somebody help me out here...PLEEEAAAASSEE
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use the only tool that can do any job with time. a hammer.
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use the only tool that can do any job with time. a hammer.
Yeah, sometimes that works and other times it just royally screws everything up!

I'd keep hitting it with the PB Blaster. Can you be using the tool incorrectly? Not sure what piece you are taking off or what the tool looks like so I'm really not much help.
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you have to just push that nylon ring in with the tool. Usually i end up using several small flathead screwdrivers to "walk" it in and then replace the ring
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Yeah, sometimes that works and other times it just royally screws everything up!

I'd keep hitting it with the PB Blaster. Can you be using the tool incorrectly? Not sure what piece you are taking off or what the tool looks like so I'm really not much help.


It's like a flat 1/8" thick, maybe 1" wide piece of steel, and at one end theres a little "U" shaped notch in it. I've tried every way and i just can't get it so i'll probably end up having to try and walk it like toreador said. but if that doesn't work, im just gunna chop it off and hope that hose isn't too much haha.

oh and next thing, does the entire Y pipe for the exhaust have to come down or can the trans come down with only half the Y disconnected?
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It's like a flat 1/8" thick, maybe 1" wide piece of steel, and at one end theres a little "U" shaped notch in it. I've tried every way and i just can't get it so i'll probably end up having to try and walk it like toreador said. but if that doesn't work, im just gunna chop it off and hope that hose isn't too much haha.

oh and next thing, does the entire Y pipe for the exhaust have to come down or can the trans come down with only half the Y disconnected?
Don't cut it if possable, if its anything like my 92' it will cost around $75 for the tube. Just do what you can to push the nylon piece in. It just gets dirty inside and hard to move. I'm putting my transmission in and I just ordered a new tube for mine because of the same problem. Also on my 92 you have to remove the y-pipe, so you probably will have to also.
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Those can be a real pain to get off. Just keep trying and wiggle and pull on the hose at the same time. You can fight it forever or it might just pop off. They suck.
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Just to add, I am currently trying to drop my tranny and had the same problem. My nylon ring was actually cracked and wouldnt budge for anything (even with that metal tool). I took the long hard road and cut the hydraulic line. It was a tad bit under $50 on ebay to get a new one....just throwing out the options.

Good luck!
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$50 for that line? kind of makes me wish i hadn't already cut it haha. well, i guess i'll just try and rip one off at the junk yard next time i'm out there. and that Y-Pipe is also being a pain. every bolt on the exhaust is rusted so badly that it's very difficult to get a wrench on anything. this whole job is just becomming more and more discouraging every time i go over to work on it. UGH! well, thanks for helpin me out here guys. i'll let ya know how its comming along
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