Looking for special part for Ford 98 f150

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Looking for special part for Ford 98 f150

So I am looking for 2 connectors for my 98 f150 lariat v8 4.6L. If anyone has seen it, knows where to get, or has any ideas as to how I can get another two please let me know.******* This is a female to male connector that connects the income and outgoing transmission fluid lines to the radiator. They are positioned on the driver side of the radiator at the top and bottom. I will need both parts. Here is a picture of where one of the connectors is, the other one is right below it. I have searched my local junk yard without any luck. I have also called ford, nothing. Any help would be awesome thank you.
 
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BOL ????

You are looking for the part that belongs where the temporary rubber hose
is right now..... correct ?
That would be a threaded coupler. What happened to the old ones ?
 
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I'm not getting what you are looking for. Are you looking for that fitting that's sitting on the tubing behind the rubber hose?
 
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I'm thinking a coupler/nut.

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Be on the lookout

I am looking for the fitting that should be where the rubber hose is.

The original was misplaced when the truck was overhauled.
The part is going to look like this https://*******/mwZyaw from what I have seen at the junk yard there are 3-4 different couplings for the different size engines
 
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That explains that, thanks Pete.
 
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So what I am looking for looks like this.
 
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If you have one in hand to compare it to try ACE hardware, they have a lot of stuff.
 
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Take it to a local auto parts store. They have fittings like that in drawers. It needs to be automotive type to match the flare nut on the line.

That looks like a flared fitting to standard thread adapter.

Just like in this link. Tough to match sizes online....easier at the auto parts store.
Allstar-ALL50121-Straight-Inverted-Adapter/dp/B006K8MH2U
 
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unfortunately I have tried three auto parts stores and they did not have it or the part they recommended did not fit.
 
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I did some rummaging on various websites, and the closest thing I could find is what Ford apparently calls a "transmission oil cooler tube connector," part number 7D273. Description is "(Automatic Transmission) - 4.6L; Includes "O"ring , 1/2-20 female x 11/16-20 male thread."

I'm not sure it's the right thing, but maybe give your local Ford dealer a call and see if giving them that part number helps them out? They might have one in stock you could go look at and see?
 
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any auto store should have that. its common as the lines rust there on the fords..

https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-5932-800-753.aspx

 
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They have these too. Just put this on and attach a hose.

Whats on the other end towards trans? Looks like it had a flare type connection because I see that threaded piece on the aluminum line..

 
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That part has a 1/4" male connector on it, definitely too small
 
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That you for your help, I think your lead is the most promising.
 
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Im not sure you pic shows an adapter already in the rad side. If that comes out the flare end of the other side with that piece I see should thread right in. Did the flare on the tubing break???

 
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If its 5/8's then put a barbed end in rad side, re flare aluminum line and put hose between like you have...

Whats wrong with the hose now how you have it?

https://www.etrailer.com/Fitting/For...eid=1998751578
 
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I looked up supersquirrls part. That part you need a double lock line.. U dont have that..

 
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heres your trans line...

Maybe Im missing something...????

 
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1. the flared fittings on the tubing appear to be fine, but they do not fit like the one you picture(the fittings are two small).
2. The hose appears to be fine but it is a hack and I am not a big fan of hacks.
3. The picture of the part you posted would not fit on my lines.
4. I do not know all the left and right turns in my line but tomorrow I can try to follow the lines
5. I took some measurements using a micrometer the flared fitting on the line is .49 the barbed fitting is .609.
 
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So the aluminum line with that threaded end on it dont go right into the radiator after you take that adapter out?

Probaby the threads got messed up and that was the fix instead of a new radiator would be my guess...

 
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The threads are fine the issue is size itís not big enough
 
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Is the radiator original or a replacement?

ETA: Just trying to figure out if someone dropped a replacement rad in that didn't have the right size fittings. There are parts diagrams on FordParts.com that show the line going directly into the radiator, as lawrosa said. I'm going to agree that either a fitting or the rad itself got messed up and there's some kind of replacement part that's not playing nice with the OEM line.
 

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I believe it is a replacement.
 
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I'm running low on ideas. I'm at the point that I think a) it should directly connect, like lawrosa said, and b) there appears to be some other fitting in there already.

The last suggestion I can make would be looking at Rock Auto. 1998 FORD F-150 4.6L V8 Oil Cooler Line Connector | RockAuto Sometimes browsing the pictures there helps, and there are a couple of fittings that look "sorta kinda" like what you say you need. Beyond that, I'm out of ideas. Sorry.
 
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What's that fitting on the line just to the left of that hose in the first picture?
 
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Hi,
Looks as though the cooler line or the radiator is wrong or the fitting into the radiator is wrong (radiator fits multiple applications with just a change of fitting).
I did part search at rock with SuperSquirrel's part #7D273 at rock auto. Multiple fittings came up. Some had a quick connect on line side rule those out if the cooler line is original to truck A couple looked promising.

Have you taken the radiator fitting out to size the fittings?
Mike
 
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You just need to find the right size of one of these... Simple... I would of had old one out already... To measure, and/or take to store to get propersizing.. Even the home stores have these fittings for sizing...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NUFRM1W...a-338265819724


 
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new radiators come with those have your parts people. open a box and then they can match it.
 
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