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ATF leaking from Cooling line connectors at Transmission

1998 Ford Taurus leaking ATF at the Transmission where the cooling lines connect. Can I replace the connectors or do I need to replace the entire hose(s). Jim

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  • jiminidaho15 Jun 02, 2009

    No rust.. Just leaking around the fitting of the line connector. 



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Please trace the leakage before you are sure of what to replace. But I bet you will have to replace the entire hoses that distribute the ATF in case of rust or expirt.

Good luck.

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Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • Onifade Adewunmi
    Onifade Adewunmi Jun 02, 2009

    Go ahead and replace the hose. The fittings have gone bad already.


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