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97 Dodge Ram 1500 radiator replacement

05-30-2010, 04:52 PM
Kept overheating. Pulled the water pump and the pump wheel thing was no longer attached to anything inside the housing. WOW.

I also got a replacement radiator but there's one thing I haven't quite figured out yet.

On the passenger side of the radiator, toward the bottom, there is a "nipple" for the auto transmission line, or at least I think that is what is.

On the new radiator the is just a "stub out" nipple.
On the old radiator there is flexible hose and I believe it is "crimped" onto that nipple, but I'm not sure.
Any help on this is appreciated.:runaround:

05-30-2010, 04:59 PM
Found it here...


06-02-2010, 11:45 PM
I would just cut the transmission cooler line hose and use some clamps on them.

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