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Old 08-13-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question for the tech wiz'*~ Have blood drips on the garage floor (tranny fluid)
Have had the pan off and resealed, retightened, still she drips that nasty red fluid? ...seems to be dripping off the bottom of the rad brace? checked the lines from under the car and seem ok.... leaking from the rad cooler? ...corroded lnes??...any tips greatly appreciated....
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Have you got the transmission cooler in front of your radiator?
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I had the same prob when I replaced my rad, these cars have trans lines that run thru the rad to cool the tranny fluid.

It may be corroded lines or a loose connection
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Have you got the transmission cooler in front of your radiator?
Yup, it'* in front of the rad and don't see a visible leak?
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i had to replace the cooling lines from my trans to the rad. however i was lucky enough to just have to replace the last part of the hose (from rad to trans lines.. about 8 inches long). There is one that is the to rad and one that the fluid goes back to the trans. Anyway I still had the original hoses on (from back in '87 or '86 when it was built).
You can tell if its the old lines if they have those crappy assembly hose clamps. You can't remove them or adjust them at all, you have to cut them off. Anyway a trans guy told me that when I put it in reverse it squirts out more than usual. So maybe you can have someone put it in reverse while you check the line fittings.

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i had to replace the cooling lines from my trans to the rad. however i was lucky enough to just have to replace the last part of the hose (from rad to trans lines.. about 8 inches long). There is one that is the to rad and one that the fluid goes back to the trans. Anyway I still had the original hoses on (from back in '87 or '86 when it was built).
You can tell if its the old lines if they have those crappy assembly hose clamps. You can't remove them or adjust them at all, you have to cut them off. Anyway a trans guy told me that when I put it in reverse it squirts out more than usual. So maybe you can have someone put it in reverse while you check the line fittings.

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Thanx Mike! yup that'* it......reverse and thar she blows!
Knew someone had this prob in the past......
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Thanx Mike! yup that'* it......reverse and thar she blows!
Knew someone had this prob in the past......
Good to hear! I had to saw with a small hacksaw to get the old clamps off, maybe you have regular hose clamps on. Oh well glad i could help.

p.*. your black Bon looks badass!

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