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Old 06-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default C Clips on transmission cooler lines...how to remove??

Any tips or special tools available for removing the c clips used on later 4L60 transmission cooler lines??

I have a little room to work with and was hoping there was a quick release tool or trick to getting these off fairly easy.

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Orilley sells a 4 peice pick set ( 90 deg,45,15, and stright) for about 10-15.00 with the differant angle you will find one to hook the clips, look close as to how the clips are installed . when replaceing the lines insert the clops first then just push the lines in
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made specifically for quick disconnect lines.i have a set and they work great,mine are snap on but these will do the job.
http://www.tooldiscounter.com/ItemDi...le&kw=LIS22710
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I always just use a tiny screw driver and a magnet.
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A basic pick set is good enough for the job, just carefully pull up on the very end of the clip with one hand ready to retrieve it. If you are reusing your clip make sure you don't strecth it out of shape. When you reinstall your clip make sure your clip is seated well in the slots then just give it a light pull test and then slide your plastic retainer over the clip and start check it for leaks.
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i cant seem to get my lines to re install with the clips in. Seems like they are keeping the lines from going back in. Sorry to spam thread
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i cant seem to get my lines to re install with the clips in. Seems like they are keeping the lines from going back in. Sorry to spam thread
you have to install line then insert the clip,atleast thats how i always do it and havent had any problems doing so.
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you have to install the clip then the line. if it doesn't want to go then the line is probably bent a little or not going straight in for some reason. just have to get it straight wiggle and push.
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you have to install line then insert the clip,atleast thats how i always do it and havent had any problems doing so.
you may do it eather way, but with clips first is the reamended way,
do which ever works for you
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Getting them off was always easy (small flathead). Losing them when they popped off was the real problem. That, and getting them back on.
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