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Old 30 Sep 2003, 11:18 pm
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Default Check your AutoStick transmission cooler lines!


I changed my oil this evening. Upon my normal visual check of everything else, I noticed a very disturbing sight: one of my AutoStick transmission cooler lines was almost detached from the radiator!!!!

It was the line (if you are underneath the car facing towards the front of the car) that was on the left. The other line was perfect.

Please check yours!

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Old 30 Sep 2003, 11:34 pm
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Now that is helpful information, thanks for the tip.

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Old 02 Oct 2003, 07:50 pm
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Good tip! Don't forget to check your PCV valve also. Mine almost worked itself all the way out. [:0]
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 11:28 am
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Hi everyone. This is my first post. I wanted to let everyone know I have had a similar problem. At 15,000 miles, my lines started to leak. I took it in and they were replaced. I then drove to Los Angeles from New Mexico for vacation (I put about 2500 miles on the car) and about 2 days after I got back, they started to leak again. I took it in again and they replaced them again but were unable to tell me why it had happened. I have put about 2,000 miles since then and thus far they are ok.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 09:53 pm
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Well, I did my 2nd oil change this evening. I checked and did notice that although not detatched, thatthe driver's side line was pulled away from the radiator.It looks like they used a good quality clamp on the pass. side line, but the one on the driver's side is just a crimp-type clamp. I replaced it with a good quality hose clamp and it isn't moving now.It seems as if maybe the engine torquing (rocking for and aft) possibly pulled the line away from the radiator.

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