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Transmission cooler line removal help

I am replacing my leaky radiator with a new one and I need some advice concerning the tranny cooler lines. Looking at them, I'm not quite sure how to get them off. Not sure what unscrews and which way to turn whatever fitting I'm supposed to loosen. I have a Haynes manual for my truck and I'm still not quite sure how to do it. The picture in there isn't very good either. I have a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6. If any of you guys could help me on this I'd greatly appreciate it! If you want me to post a pic of what it looks like, I could do that if it is allowed here. Thanks!
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Any ideas guys? Thanks.
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i think its the one on the next to the battery alum tube
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i think its the one on the next to the battery alum tube
I don't follow what you're saying. I was just asking how to unscrew the tranny cooler lines from the radiator. I know where the lines are, just need to get them off so i can replace my radiator.
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Anybody else have any advice on the right to remove these from the radiator? Thanks.

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Well, in case anyone has been actually reading this thread, I managed to get the bottom line loose. So, now it's just the top one that I have to loosen. It's the one that I rounded off a little and is giving me the most trouble. Now that I actually know how to get it off, I need some advice on how to loosen a VERY stubborn nut! When I turn it, the whole thing still turns, instead of just what is supposed to turn to get the line off. Should I try a pipe wrench? Maybe try cutting through the radiator fitting with a hacksaw to get to the line? Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks.

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You need to get flare nut wrenches. Otherwise you may damage the flare nuts.

If you mess them up to bad. You will need to patch in a new tube that you will have to bend or replace the entire line.
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You need to get flare nut wrenches. Otherwise you may damage the flare nuts.

If you mess them up to bad. You will need to patch in a new tube that you will have to bend or replace the entire line.
Thanks for the advice. I actually managed to get the other one loosened today. I decided to use a pipe wrench and it worked like a charm. Now all that's left is to put in the new radiator. Finally.
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