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Unread 06-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Wj Trans oil cooler line leak

Can I just cut this connection out and replace with rubber line secured with a hose clamp? I am not sure if there is a lot of pressure on this line or not. I cannot find a replacement line to save my life. Any help is appreciated!!

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Unread 06-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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You can, but they are actually really cheap from the dealership. It is a dealer only part (Ive been looking too) but its only like $8.

I kinked the return line while removing the radiator to replace my front crankshaft seal. The end near the connector is kinked and the other end twisted and actually cracked. So for now (since I just did this yesterday lol) I cut the cracked end off and used rubber hose and carefully unkinked the other end so that it flows. When the stealership opens tomorrow, Im going to get a new line.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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My problem with the dealership is that I am stationed overseas in Germany. Two problems arise at the German Jeep dealerships-1 they are telling me the part is different on a Euro spec WJ and -2 they want 80 Euro to order me one from the States. 80 Euro is pretty close to $100. That's not happening!!!
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Unread 06-02-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Eh, that sucks dude. The good news is, they are not high pressure lines, so hose will work just fine.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Thanks EZ....that's what I needed to know! Hose it will be.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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At the front of the line near the radiator there is a one-way valve which is connected by a hose to the radiator cooler. My valve had leak so I used pipe nipples to make a straight through connection to the radiator. You ould cut the line anywhere and flare the end and slide a hose over and clamp it. The valve serves to prevent the cooler lines from draining back when parked and engine is off. You might experience a slight hesitation after a startup when the transmission is first put in gear.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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All my local dealers say you have to buy the entire line just to get the valve.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
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Maybe that is why the dealership over here wants close to $100...
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Unread 06-03-2013, 09:08 AM   #9
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Unless that hose has a crack or hole, I am willing to bet that the spring clamp has lost tension and is allowing the connection to leak. I would try replacing the spring clamp with a fuel injection style hose clamp (they have a smooth band that doesn't damage the hose when tightened down like a traditional worm gear clamp) and see if that fixes it.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #10
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That's worth a shot! This is why I like you guys, you think of the stuff I should have thought of myself!
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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #11
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Jeeples...thanks for the tip. 5 days and still leak free. If our paths ever cross, I definitely owe you a beer!
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