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Old 02-19-2010, 09:54 PM
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So after smashing my front end up last sat I started on my first front end rebuild job this week. So far I have the bumper/components, headlights, grille, grille reinforcement panel, and pass. side fender removed and can see the extent of the damage. I was tld its fixable let me know what you think.

Thanks to STL i now have a new chrome grille on the way and I got my grille reinforcement panel from the ford house today as well as the new Hayden tranny oil cooler. Now is the fun part i guess which is going and getting the frame bent back into place. Anyone actually paid for a frame to be fixed? No ins will be involved in this its all out of pocket(I was too stupid to get full coverage but never again will that happen.

Now back to the tranny oil cooler, I cant figure out where and how to mount this thing as the instructions are pretty vauge and dont say how to exactly use the zip ties included for install. Can someone explain how to use them? I dont want to try to mount it and mess up my radiator before i ask you guys.

Also if looking at tranny fluid lines from the front which line is the send line and which is the return line? I know you can test by running the truck for a few seconds but i dont have anything on the lines and dont want to risk damage to tranny as you have to put it in drive to test.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:23 PM
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13 views and nobody can offer any advice or ideas an my issue? all i really need to find out is what line is the send and which is the return please help
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:48 PM
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The line that goes into the top of the radiator is the send. The fluid comes out the bottom of the radiator (return), then through the external cooler if you have one, then back to the trans.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:48 PM
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I think the things that mount the cooler to the radiator are not zip ties. Kinda the same idea but they go through the fins in the radiator. I dont really know how to explain it very well. Im sure someone at a parts store can help you out
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:06 PM
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In other words it dont matter what way the cooler is installed as long as there is a seal on both send and return lines??

jester: I know im just being paranoid because the ties are plastic, I just dont want anymore expenses than I already have.

Oh and according to the Ford house a transmission on an 04 ranger holds "12.7 quarts of ATF".

After today I should be able to continue this thread with the exterior workings as planned as I just got my new grille-Thanks to STL- a lil bit more wear than i thought but hey its better than a smashed factory one!!!! Also got my grille reinforcement panel so I really cant wait to finish this up already. Pics of new parts coming!
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:01 AM
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In other words it dont matter what way the cooler is installed as long as there is a seal on both send and return lines??

jester: I know im just being paranoid because the ties are plastic, I just dont want anymore expenses than I already have.
Maybe I misunderstood what you were asking about the zipties...Either way you are right, it doesnt matter how you mount the cooler as long as you get proper air flow over it. That is why most are mounted in front of the radiator.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:26 PM
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I will put the new cooler on tonight then thanks and as for the send/return lines it doesnt matter what side of the new cooler they go on right?(example: send on left and return on right or vice versa) The tranny cooler doesnt have a one way flow does it? Sorry to sound like an idiot I have just never had to deal with this type of thing before and want to get it right the first time
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:28 PM
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I will put the new cooler on tonight then thanks and as for the send/return lines it doesnt matter what side of the new cooler they go on right?(example: send on left and return on right or vice versa) The tranny cooler doesnt have a one way flow does it? Sorry to sound like an idiot I have just never had to deal with this type of thing before and want to get it right the first time
It shouldnt matter and if it does it will be marked
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:21 PM
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that was what I was trying to get someone to type either "yes it matters" or "no it doesnt matter" on how the lines are connected to the cooler.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:00 PM
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got my new hardin tranny oil cooler on and got my baby up and running. took her to our local collision repair center and got quoted a price of $450-600 for frame to be bent back into spec. they said it will be as close as 1 millimeter to factory. the only problem im gonna have now is the fact that the front crossmember is twisted up and they said i will need to buy another one from ford or cut one off from a junker and re-weld it onto the frame forks in place of the old one. AND HERES MY FAVORITE PART: "or you can pay us more to fix that too!!" damn con artists. anyways does anyone have a clue where i can find one?? i know search junkyards but most edge junkers are just that junk thats demolished in the front end. any help appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:33 PM
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got bad news tuesday they said my frame horns are kinked and couldnt fix it for me said maybe some other shop will but they wont work on it because the damage is in the "ford crumple zone" of the frame so now im stuck any advise? will post better pics up tom
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