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doodah
01-16-2003, 08:37 PM
I was going out to the farm this morning and got halfway there,and was at the stop sign and a guy told me i was leaking something. it was dripping tranny goo out of the tranny line from the cooler. the bumper framework had rubbed a hole into the hard line , also it was right next to a spot on the line where they curve on the drivers side to the front of the truck-which has a little piece of pipe going between the 2 tranny lines like a H-pipe. Well, right ahead of these lines is where the rubber lines meet the steel lines, so i took the clamps off and cut the H-pipe off of the 2 pipes and slid some rubber hoses over it, secured them with about 6 hose clamps and then put my rubber lines back on. If i had any other choice i wouldn't have cut that H-pipe piece but i was stranded on the side of the road and i actually carry rubber hose and clamps and tools and all that kind of stuff with me {did not like climbing back into my truck like that but...} anyhow, i did stop the leak but better get it fixed , but what should i actually replace or how do i go about fixing this? is this a really high pressure line? where it was split from steel to rubber it was just hose clamped , and it was not leaking at all.. sorry this is so long, :-[

Jrr
01-17-2003, 12:34 AM
You did it right just cut off the bad section of metal line and replace with a good reinforced rubber hose rated for fuel and oil, and temperature resistant. The line coming from your tranny carries hot oil at a high volume. The pressure is not high the volume it flows is the dangerous part if you loose a cooler line.<br>Thats basically what you do to add an auxillary cooler in the front of the truck. ;)

pappyman
01-17-2003, 07:28 AM
All the pre 2001 tranny lines either rub or the quick disconnects leak and come apart...it happened to my tranny
So when I had to change my tranny I upgraded all my tranny cooler lines to the new style...its spendy but worth it

http://www.dodgeram.org/tech/transmission/automatic/plastic_couplings.htm

jeepsuck
09-26-2009, 09:14 PM
does anyone know what the heck that little H-pipe is for? i'm tempted to remove it in my re-plumb