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Old 06-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Transmission leak question

I just had headers, X-pipe & off road cats & Tune installed last Tuesday, Of course this Saturday while changing the oil I noticed that a line that comes from the radiator has a small leak where it couples together. I'm not sure if it's a transmission line leak or power steering line, I don't think it has been leaking long, There is not much (red) fluid on the floor in the garage. I checked the power steering fluid level, it is fine, Since there is no dip stick for the transmission I can not tell how low it is. Would it have thrown a code if the fluid level had gotten to low and possibly damaged the transmission ?

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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The transmission cooler line is probably leaking. You can check to see if the metal clips are in place at the radiator connection as a first check. They may have removed the lines to do the work and not reinstalled them 100% right. There is a thin steel wire "C" clip that holds the lines in place. You pull the black rubber washer away from the connection and look for the "C" clip to be in the right place.

The red fluid is probably the ATF tranny fluid they use in the 6 speed manual tranny. Not a big deal. You can pull the fill plug out with a 3/8" ratchet extension bar and add some proper fluid untill it starts to come back out.

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