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Unread 01-15-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Tranny fluid radiator hose keeps blowing off?

About 3 weeks ago the transmission fluid hose running to the radiator came off the little barb and all of the fluid leaked out. I got a new hose clamp that actually fit, slid the hose all the way on and tightened up the hose well. Today when I left school it started to come out of gear and then I could smell the fluid and sure enough I knew the hose came off again. The fluid is leaking no where else and isnt coming threw the hose anywhere but for some reason it keeps coming off. Do I just have **** for luck or is there a pressure or heating build up of some sort? The fluid is clean the the Jeep was still fairly cold.

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Unread 01-15-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Cut the hose back some and put he clamp back on. The hose will soften with time and stretch enough that it won't hold the barb like it once did.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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That might do it. There isnt much slack at all if any on the hose but Ill check it out tomorrow.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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On my old Charger I had to run 4 hose clamps per end. Total of 16. Ohh Yeah..

Also seconding to cut the end off. You *might* just want to replace the line with fresh stuff anyways.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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I don't know how much pressure a tranny can make, but could the heat exchanger in the rad be clogged causing it to blow off? Just something else to consider. I would try at least double clamping it.
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