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It's probably your radiator. Most radiators also have a transmission cooler intigrated into one unit.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

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SOURCE: Transmission cooler line blew off

transmission line blew off lost all coolent & trans. fluid

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SOURCE: 1988 ford taurus transmission lines leak at radiator

Well they should be a flared line and not leak make sure they are good and tight if they are try using some plumbers tape on the threads.

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SOURCE: Transmission coolant line leaking on the transmission side.

Is the line before and after the connector steel? If you can cut the leaking section out w/ a hack saw, u can slip a section of gas line over the trans cooling line, and put a clamp on both ends, quick cheap fix that will last a long time.

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A flare wrench made for those type of nuts.

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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u need to see a specialist to look at your car, it probably is mixing fluid, give attention to the head and gasket. Make sure your car's themostat/water pump are in good working order. Good luck.

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