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Old 06-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation Nice leak from transmission cooler line

Hi fellas,

So, I've been gifted with this wonderful leak:


This may sound ridiculous, but how the heck do I go about tightening this very hard to reach pipe thread?

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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It must be possible someone installed it. So do your best impression of a contortionist and get a tubing wrench set and get it tight. It will take a little patience but it should be possible.

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Yes you have to see if you cab tighten it but it looks like you might have water in the fluid it looks a little frothy
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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It must be possible someone installed it. So do your best impression of a contortionist and get a tubing wrench set and get it tight. It will take a little patience but it should be possible.
Yeah, I ultimately rigged up a ratchet, extension, and a crows foot wrench head to tighten it. Took a lot of patience, but I managed to tighten it, but that didn't stop the leak.

Back to the drawing boards
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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Yes you have to see if you cab tighten it but it looks like you might have water in the fluid it looks a little frothy
Hmm, wouldn't the frothiness be from the mix of coolant and transmission fluid?
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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Do you have the tranny being cooled through the radiator? I have an external cooler I guess it could be but if you have gone through a lot of water I would check that out after you fix the leak
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Do you have the tranny being cooled through the radiator? I have an external cooler I guess it could be but if you have gone through a lot of water I would check that out after you fix the leak
Right, I don't have an external cooler. I am very much considering it, especially with trails in the South Arizona heat. But, thanks for the heads up. That's a good call.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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No problem man if your going to do the external cooler you might want to put a gauge o. It and a electric fan if your that concerned ,y trans in the summer runs normally at like 160 sometimes in the trails though she gets way hotter than I like when you are stuck or going from forward to reverse a lot, when waiting for the group to catch up I leave it running in neutral to cool it down.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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What trans is that?

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