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Old 01-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Transmission Cooler Lines

Need some advise, please and thank you.

I had a rough shift as i pulled out of the driveway this morning and didnt think to much of it... i thought maybe i didnt let her warm up enough.

I ran my errands and as i got back in to my jeep I noticed a small wet dot on the ground. I looked and noticed fluid on the lower lines and sure enough its red.

after searching and reading all sorts of forums i figured id ask you guys whats the best fix.

1. ordering new lines and replacing them? ( will these have the same issue later on?)
2. Cut the lines and flare them and use tubing instead?

thanks for any information and tips.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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Can't tell which end is leaking
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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I've never had to mess with those types of fittings. Looks like they're a compression. I would think that they designed that area to be a flex line for a reason so it may be good to stay flexible. Maybe someone knows better. A flare fitting with plumbing is stronger. I wonder if pepboys has a lonner tool if needed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Good idea! Santa Fe tool company has cheap tools. If I was a mechanic I'd buy snap on etc, but for a one time job it's them or harbor freight..

Ill post more once I start the patch repair lol
Thanks!
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I know that at autozone you can rent tools too
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #7
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Those are a crimp fitting, not reusable. You'll have to replace the hard line and all either with factory stuff or go somewhere that builds hydraulic lines and get some made.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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I can cut the solid line back a bit flare it out and use a hose and clamp. Will last longer than the crimp fitting, thank god for a brother in law who's a mechanic and confirmed what dog said...
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I can cut the solid line back a bit flare it out and use a hose and clamp. Will last longer than the crimp fitting, thank god for a brother in law who's a mechanic and confirmed what dog said...
That works fine until your flare cuts through the hose and almost instantly empties your tranny. I know this because I've done it. But its your jeep so you can fix it any way you like.
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Maybe you can upgrade to a steal braided line.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #12
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Hmmm Ty for info beast and dog, gives me some ideas
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my wifes 2009 had the same problem. It was a recall from the factory. They fixed it for free
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my wifes 2009 had the same problem. It was a recall from the factory. They fixed it for free
I have an 07 ill check the recalls thanks for the info

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