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Old 11-28-2010, 03:45 PM
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ATF leak under Radiator

Hooking up my leds in my cab today and i let the truck idle for 5-10 minutes and I go to walk around the front and hey ho there is a pancake sized pool of atf right under the front bumper. Get under and check and the line closest to the passenger side under the radiator (not sure if its return or not) is dripping red fluid. Was wodering what the best way to patch up the leak would be the little metal clamp looks old but its still on and its not leaking substantially, checked trans fluid and its normal
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:45 PM
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Is it leaking at a clamp, or is the hose rubbed or cracked?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:51 PM
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clamp, im thinking I can just buy a small hose clamp to replace the one on there hopefully but the one on there is pretty tight
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:34 PM
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If you are going to take the clamp off you might as well replace the hose while your in there
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:52 AM
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If the hose is long enough, you can remove it, cut about an inch off and slide it back on with a new clamp. If it continues to leak, the male nipple may be cracked.
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I had this same issue about a month ago after I went I a trip towing a heavy load. When I got home, I found the same as your decsribing. Before I take trips, I always check the truck. Well before leaving I checked and saw a bit of ATF leaking from the line. Not much mind you, so I squeezed the clamp scooting it more towards the end of the connection. When it started leaking, it appeared as though it was coming from this location. I just scooted the clamp back about and inch on the hose from the end where it connects with the hard line and now I haven't had an issue.
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