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SuperTJ 09-15-2013 07:42 PM

Fluid leak radiator?
Was going on trip packed up the jeep 06 LJ. Found fluid under the jeep reddish almost like trans fluid but think it is the radiator fluid. Need to check hoses, anyone have other suggestions? Will have to check when I get back Saturday.
But thanks for any help.

SuperTJ 09-15-2013 09:05 PM

It is dripping in two spots but I think it might be running down the bottom of the radiator so it is hard to pinpoint.

kawzak 09-15-2013 09:12 PM

Don't know of any red color coolant (maybe orange?). Are you sure it is not from the A/Trans lines @ radiator bottom of tank (if you have a auto) or maybe power steering fluid. Some cardboard will help locate.

k2enemy 09-15-2013 11:47 PM

Red= tranny fluid. Is your Jeep an auto with a trans cooler in/on the radiator? What does the fluid smell like? Does it feel watery or slick like oil?

SuperTJ 09-16-2013 06:43 AM

It is oily. It is an auto. So it might be from the trans cooler?
I thought it might trans fluid but being up front under the radiator I didn't think about a trans cooler. I will have to check that when I get home. Thanks. Any other ideas let me know. How difficult will this be? Thanks

Neil F. 09-16-2013 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by SuperTJ (Post 4609721)
How difficult will this be? Thanks

Until you determine what is leaking, how can anyone say how difficult it will be

Neil F. 09-16-2013 07:29 AM


SuperTJ 09-16-2013 08:40 AM

If it is the trans cooler, how tough is that? Does it have compression fittings instead of standard radiator hoses?

mudmagnet63 09-16-2013 08:42 AM

Trans cooler is part of the radiator

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