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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
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ZJ - transmission cooler line, I think

All right people, I need some help tonight.

I think my ZJís transmission cooler line is leaking. Well I donít think, I know it is. Itís a small pin hole in the line and its spraying fluid out at a pretty good rate while running. Not sure when it started doing this. Must have been some where between my buddyís place and mine. I noticed it when I was at a stop light, it turned green and when I stepped on the gas nothing happened until it revíed to about 1,300 and the tranny grabbed first.

I zipped into the nearest gas station and popped the hood and saw what I thought was motor oil at first. When I looked closer I saw it wasnít motor oil, it was transmission fluid. Grabbed a flash night I saw where it was spraying out from and it seems to be the cooler line.

Iím kinda SOL on another vehicle at the moment. The WJs on a road trip in Oregon, and the wifeís YJ has its top end apart. So what are my options at this moment? Can I just JB weld the thing temporarily until the dealer opens on Tuesday? Or will the PSI of the line blow that off? I really donít think a stop leak will fix this. And need to get this fixed now b/c I need my Jeep tomorrow and have no choice.

Ideas are very welcome.
- Ross

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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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They are low pressure Lines .. I had mine crack at the fitting so i just cut the line and used a fuel pressure hose clamp to clamp it down on the cooler end.. I herd that the lines are a problem with the little plastic clips. And its alot cheaper.. Hope this helps.
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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thats a good idea. I wonder if I can cut the line and use a small peace of fuel line and clamps to fix it?
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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
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i dont see why not! But you will need some way to splice them together.. Mine has been good now for over 10,000km
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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:38 AM   #5
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But make sure to use High pressure hose clamps cause the normal ones dont stay to well. I think they are hose clamps for fuel injection
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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:47 AM   #6
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Well ****, I dont have any EFI clamps. Have some normal hose clamps around here.

Not sure if I can even cut the line either. Dont have any way of doing it, and getting to the line it self is a problem. So I think I'm gonna clean it real good and JB-Weld the hell out of it. Let it sit until moring and see what happens.
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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #7
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Well, I got the line fixed / rigged with WB Weld. Hopefully it will hold until next week when I can go to the stealership and get a new line. Added 1 1/2qt of AFT+3 and it seems to drive fine and not slip any more.

I just love how stuff loves to break on a weekend, and not only a weekend but a holiday weekend at that.
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