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Geforce 06-24-2009 11:46 PM

patch job on tranny pipe
 
one of my lines running under my radiator coming FROM the tranny sprung a leak (rusted) i removed the rust and patched her up with the playdoh crap that turns into cement. Well that didnt work...

i was wondering if the first method would fix the leak... HowStuffWorks "How To Fix Leaky Pipes and Joints"

any ideas? (im not replacing the whole thing...)

BillBoost37 06-25-2009 08:19 AM

Personally I wouldn't bubble gum a high pressure line that if it leaks enough will blow your transmission from lack of fluid.

A new like costs around $20-$25 from the dealer last time I did mine. You could also get some trans pressure hose and a couple fuel injector clamps per side. Yes, use two per side of the fix.

Geforce 06-25-2009 04:26 PM

so i should pretty much cut the rusted line around like 3-4" and use a high pressure hose with the injector clamps right? (just making sure)
i ran through a 4L bottle already from January so i hope i haven't done any damage :/

judgemikdredd 06-25-2009 04:36 PM

thats what i did when my trans line rusted through

Geforce 06-25-2009 04:38 PM

how long did you cut this sucker?

BillBoost37 06-25-2009 04:56 PM

How long of a section do you need?

Geforce 06-25-2009 04:59 PM

i was thinking of cutting most of the line off since its rusted like hell, so i dont end up redoing the job again after a while. Is it safe to run the rubber line with a larger length (say 60cm) ?

BillBoost37 06-25-2009 05:00 PM

Sure, get the high pressure transmission hose and you could run the entire way.

BTW, now I see why you bawked at getting lines at the dealer. You're Canadian Eh! Land of the highest autoparts prices.

Geforce 06-25-2009 05:05 PM

why replace when you can fix.... ;)

judgemikdredd 06-25-2009 06:25 PM

just make sure you get "fuel injector clamps" because the screw type ones rust out after a little while and then your line pops off then your trans fluid goes everywhere but back to the transmission.


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