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Old 06-19-2009, 02:52 PM
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Need help with coolant leak

There are 2 coolant lines at the right side of the radiator, they both go back to the tranny. one of them is rusted out and leaking. I will try to post a pic. is this an easy fix. What does it involve and what exactly are they tranny cooler lines. Sorry for stupid question. How do i post a pic? Thanks
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:09 PM
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Is it leaking coolant or trans fluid? The tranny cooler lines should run the trans fluid to the radiator and the cooler is inside the bottom tank. So depending on where its leaking ( i can't see it) it would be leaking trans fluid and not coolant. Please post some more info or maybe a pic or 2.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:40 PM
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does this help
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Thanks for the pic! So its wet because of coolant? Cause it should be trans fluid in those lines. How do they mount to the radiator? Mine on my 01 go in right next to the lower hose, but yours look like they go in on the side or something?
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Yeah, its not coolant. pretty sure its tranny fluid. how hard is it to fix. By the way its an 03. It looks like the metal part of the line rusted out.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:14 PM
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I have never replaced one before and i can't see how it connects to the rad, but it shouldn't be that hard to replace. Depending on how it connects to the rad all you have to do is slide the clips back and pull the lines off the metal part and go get replacement parts.
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:45 AM
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Should I go to the dealer for new trans fluid line and do they come pre bent.
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I'm not sure if they come pre bent or not. I know brake lines usually are straight and you have to bend them to fit, but try calling napa and see if they even carry something. Otherwise it would probably be best to call the dealer.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:51 AM
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ok thanks for the help
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