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Transmission fluid cool line running into the radiator has a pin hole leak.

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I would drain the lines, put JB weld over the hole and all the way around so it won't blow off by the pressure after it's dry.
They also sell a JB weld underwater putty that work real good!

Or you could get a rubber hose and splice it and put over it and then use hose clamps on the spot on on the hole and then one for each end. Just about 3" of a piece will work

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