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Unread 02-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
simma
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Leak under the front bumper

Hi, people
this is my first post on the forum, and my english is not so good so if I made some writing mistake, don't be angry on me.
I own 1998. ZJ,5.2 lit with 97000km
My problem is that I notice some small leak under the front bumper on the right side. I can't determine is it oil leak or cooling liquid leak?

Did anyone had similiar problem with Jeep?



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Unread 02-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Right side as in passenger..... transmision..... right side as in dirver.... oil, brake, or coolant, maybe window wash?

What color is it?
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Unread 02-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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your cooler lines go through on the passenger side (right) of the radiator. You have quick disconnect lines there so you are either leaking transmission fluid or coolant.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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I don't think that 98s had quick disconnect lines (mine does not) but that rubber line that goes into the bottom fitting on the trans cooler can leak and you will get trans oil right under the bumper. What color is the liquid? Trans oil=reddish color. Antifreeze used to be green now a days can be almost anything depending on what was used....
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Unread 03-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thank you for all suggestion. Problem solved, it was transmission oil leak because of loss the connection on rubber pipe. Problem was sold without cost and show up because during the winter, rubber parts became harder then usual - my mechanic explanation
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Unread 03-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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The original clamps are spring clips that can lose their tension over time, I had the same leak and solved it with a screw clamp.
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