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post #76 of 100 Old 01-28-2013, 07:34 PM
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Scot how is yours doing?
Still seems to be holding up.

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post #77 of 100 Old 02-05-2013, 02:34 PM
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I've got to tackle this soon. Thanks everyone for the pictures. Very helpful.
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post #78 of 100 Old 02-25-2013, 02:50 PM
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for those who have done the fix im about to do it and wondered where is the best place to make the cut. I dont have a dremel or oscillating tool I do have tubing cutter so i cant get right at the crimp. where would/did you cut?
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post #79 of 100 Old 03-01-2013, 11:21 AM
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for those who have done the fix im about to do it and wondered where is the best place to make the cut. I dont have a dremel or oscillating tool I do have tubing cutter so i cant get right at the crimp. where would/did you cut?
I did my cut where you have it labeled "3". And again right at the back of the next crimp. I got an oscillating tool at Harbor Freight for 15 bucks. Cheap. And well worth it to do this job quickly.
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post #80 of 100 Old 03-01-2013, 11:40 AM
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I didnt think about harbor freight and the closest is 45 min away. I went ahead and did the fix however I cut at cut num 2 and gave the hose a little enough bend to not touch anything and not kink so hopefully that will work if not I might try something else
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post #81 of 100 Old 03-05-2013, 11:59 AM
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replacement lines

I have a 2007 grand Cherokee and i purchased the replacement lines and im wanting to do the work myself. The only problem is i dont want to have to replace from the trans cooler all the way back to the transmission. The lines i bought have an aluminum block that they thread into and my leak is only up front where the metal is crimped to the rubber and i was curious if i will have to replace all the way back to the transmission or if i can just replace up to the block? ???
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post #82 of 100 Old 03-05-2013, 07:28 PM
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if you would read the past post it would answer your question..

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post #83 of 100 Old 03-05-2013, 09:21 PM
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I did my cut where you have it labeled "3". And again right at the back of the next crimp. I got an oscillating tool at Harbor Freight for 15 bucks. Cheap. And well worth it to do this job quickly.
I want to to do it your way, can you post the tool from HF ?
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post #84 of 100 Old 03-06-2013, 11:38 AM
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This guy. Snagged it for $15.99 but also had to buy a metal cutting attachment...which was another 8 bucks.



Link to the tool: http://www.harborfreight.com/power-t...amp-68861.html
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post #85 of 100 Old 04-01-2013, 07:22 PM
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to the people who cut the hard lines, what did you use to cut them? is getting the metal shavings in the lines a problem?
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post #86 of 100 Old 04-26-2013, 10:52 AM
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Just a quick thanks. I am not a mechanic and this was probably the biggest job I've done solo. Normally I wouldn't post anything but I feel like the Bears just won the Superbowl!

Fixed a leak in one of the lines using the info from the thread. I used a mini tubing cutter ($6 from autozone) and 12" of 3/8 fuel line with clamps ($5 autozone). I guess my cuts were around #2 and #3 from the shortysmash's photo. There was a pinhole leak coming from the metal section which produced a lot of fluid, so I just cut that section out and replaced it with the fuel line. Easy and fast once I located the area leaking and purchased the parts.

pretty sure I saved well over $500 including the trans filter, fluid and gasket change (which I originally thought was the culprit).

Thanks again
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post #87 of 100 Old 05-05-2013, 09:53 AM
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follow up

Hey all, I've had a hose blow out and I believe it will fall into this thread. I've attached some pics below. I don't have a dremel, but I do have an angle grinder. Would that safely cut either above the crimping or remove the crimping itself?

I was unhooking my boat and parking the Jeep when I noticed a trail of "oil" in the dirt. I dropped down to look under and saw the first pic. I grabbed a 20oz cup to catch some of the fluid thinking I'd blown a radiator hose. But the next morning discovered it was a hydrocarbon, and most likely transmission fluid (later verified by the dealership). The other pics are the attachment point of the damaged hose and area.

I spoke to the dealership and they want $199 for the part replacement, plus labor (they told me about 1.5hrs), and I'll need to tow it in.
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post #88 of 100 Old 05-06-2013, 09:05 AM
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Just had mine fixed at the dealer.. They were like this never happens...
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post #89 of 100 Old 05-06-2013, 09:57 AM
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Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe the OEM part # is 55038177AE.

You can get it off Amazon or eBay for less than $40.

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post #90 of 100 Old 01-06-2015, 11:31 AM
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Well... it's been 2 years, and mine started leaking again. I just noticed some spots on the garage floor yesterday, and last night I tightened my hose clamps. Hopefully that fixes it. Otherwise I'll just replace the section of hose and some new clamps.
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