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post #1 of 7 Old 05-27-2016, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Transmisson lines leaking?

I was at the dealership getting a free oil change and as usual they did a full evaluation upon my request. Everything is fine except the front shocks are getting a bit worn but more importantly the transmission lines are leaking or something. How serious is this? Is it common for an 11 year old WK? 110K miles.

I was only half paying attention to the mechanic when he explained it (mechanical stuff really just goes in one ear out the other with me) but he recommends I have it repaired asap. What does this entail? I think it was quoted at $200 for the work.

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You can see if they are leaking, anything on the ground?
You don't want to let it go on long.
Unfortunately common on these WK's
200 is about right for a dealer line swap.
Try an independent transmission shop have them check and/or replaced if leaking. Probably save 50 bucks or more.


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It is common.

Get it replaced asap

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True, this is a very common problem with the WK's. If they're out and out leaking definitely get it fixed ASAP. If they're just seeping a repair isn't necessarily that urgent. I drove mine for a couple years with seeping lines (never put a drop on the ground that I saw), keeping an eye on it every time I opened the hood. Your fix options are, replace the lines with new lines (a PITA), R and R the lines (still a PITA) and have new hoses swaged on by a hydraulic repair facility (this is what I did....cost about $15), or cut the hoses off with them in place and replace them with oil resistant hose and double hose clamp them (at each end) in place. Many folks chose this option because it is the least expensive and apparently yields good results. I haven't heard of anyone having a problem by doing it this way. In any case, ALWAYS be sure the transmission fluid level is correct with the transmission FULLY warmed up.

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Wouldn't that just be the o-ring leaking?

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The only o-rings are on the connector at the trans cooler in front of the radiator which rarely leak. The short hoses on each cooler line with the crimp connections are the usual problem. I did the third method, cut out the crimps and replaced them with suitable bulk trans hose. Cost about $20 in materials and couple of hours of my time.
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Wouldn't that just be the o-ring leaking?
The rubber portion of the line underneath the radiator support has a tendency to weep.

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