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Old 02-06-2008, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap Fix for a Tranny line?

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The Patient: SkuttleButt, a 96 Ford Taurus sedan.
The Ailment: Leaking upper transmission line (right at the nut).
The Symptoms: Requires about 2 gallons of transmission fluid a week. More or less depending on actual driving use.
Examination Done: Visual examination with futile attempts of wrenching.
Current Treatment: Drinking plenty of fluids.
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I have an automatic with D and an OD shift positions (don't know if it's a true OD Drive unit or just an extera transmission gear)
No mods to my shift and RPM equipment, I'm afraid to touch it because of my current tranny leak situation. (up to 2 gallons a week.)
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Yikes -- I had a '77 Olds that I put that stop-leak purple stuff in all the time. It still leaked and got stuck between shifts when cold. Had to sell it for that reason.
Have you tried the stop-leak product? Which car, BTW?
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My SkuttleButt. (96 Ford Taurus) I could call it "S**tButt" because all that
transmission fluid ends up on the rear bumper and the sides of the car as it's
driving and leaking. So all the fluid i put in eventually winds up dried out on
the butt of the car.

The stop leak didn't work, i only tried 2 doses of the stuff (i don't want TOO
MUCH clotting in my transmission) The problem is a (cracked?) transmission
line where a nut joins it to the (engine? transmission? don't remember for sure
where it's joined.)

I tried to tighten it with a wrench to see if maybe it was just loose, but no
luck. it's on stiff and there is almost no room for a wrench.

BTW, it's been leaking this way for about 2 years. ($6 a gallon of transmission, you do the math) I'll be glad when i get my EV done.
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Waxy, have you tried putting sealer on the tranny line itself to stop the leak? or getting a new tranny line? (you'll end up, or already have ended up spending more on tranny fluid instead of replacing some parts).

A/C fixed yet?
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Heh, i skipped fixing the AC for now because i spend the money instead on that motor. (you know, the dead one that was too small?)

I thought about putting a band-aid on the line like JB-Weld or something, but when i tried that with a metal radiator line that didn't hold. Isn't the tranny under pressure, too?

I think we're off topic, btw. I'll start a new thread for this since a lot of curiosity seems to be out there.
There we go.
i feel much better now.

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I get an allowance from my wife. I'm only allowed to spend that much a paycheck.
Right now you might say or
but to be honest, it's a GOOD thing that i'm on an allowance system.
Or else we'd be in the poor house.

I have brains with money, but she has the restraint that i don't have.
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Where's the "brains" in pouring tranny oil all over the place?!?

You could have had that thing fixed ten times over by now for the price of the oil you've wasted.

Don't look for any goop, slop, tape, stickers, mantras, or anything other than a REPLACEMENT LINE. It ain't rocket surgery and it ain't gonna get better by itself.

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The Patient: SkuttleButt, a 96 Ford Taurus sedan.
The Ailment: Leaking upper transmission line (right at the nut).
The Symptoms: Requires about 2 gallons of transmission fluid a week. More or less depending on actual driving use.
Examination Done: Visual examination with futile attempts of wrenching.
Current Treatment: Drinking plenty of fluids.
BTW, it's been leaking this way for about 2 years. ($6 a gallon of transmission, you do the math) I'll be glad when i get my EV done.
Someone with more figgerin skill feel free to jump in at any time.
Doing the math:
g=gallon
w=week
$=duh

2g x 104w x 6$ = $1248

I have to agree with Frank on this one. Almost.
The shop My friend owns would have charged $225 for the repairs. Provided it is actually a cracked line. $150 parts + $75 labor.
I asked him.
so you could've had it fixed 5.5 times by now.

OR

Fixed it once and had $1000 left over for one Heck of a Bowl Party. or, buy a used forklift, used Metro, and related parts to build your EV.


On a different note; I understand the need for an allowance. Some of us,(me too) have trouble with self control.
I try whenever possible to justify with figgers, my need for a new tool or part or whatever.
Hence I have no SG, yet.
But I'm working on it. Can't use it on a 93 Metro, SWMBO won't change driving habits. Period. 2 speeds: Haulass & Stop. Thank God for ABS.

"Smell that--- that's the smell of goood brakes,"
"?Smell It? I'm sittin in it"

I haven't made my point with the numbers yet. However I may be able to make it using my daughters car and boosting her mpg.
I have to figure fuel savings over initial cost over years to recover funds.

So Fix it already.
I'll shut up now.
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Take no offense here please , but does your wife work in upper management?

We have the same problem at work and its been goin on for yrs. We go thru a 330 gallon tote of hydraulic oil,in at the max every 10 days because 2 machines manage to empty it out every 8 hrs. You might say recycle but where they are leakin it mixes with the coolant and produces large amounts of tramp oil in the coolant,(another problem).

Don't know why but they just don't seem to think its worth the money to send maintenance over there to fix it.

BTW I think you could have bought the line and the line wrenches for the cost of 2 weeks of tranny oil at that rate.
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You could have had that thing fixed ten times over by now for the price of the oil you've wasted.
Yes, we could of. BUT we weren't expecting the car to last this long.
-Transmission Leak
-No breaks (ok, maybe 10% of what they should be.)
-Oil Leak (sorta fixed)
-rear of the car has been shorted 2 feet (but only in the middle, damn gas pole)
-2 power windows don't work.
-Dash lights don't work. (well, one does. It says "Check Engine". I checked, It's still there.)
-4 different brand and size tires (only 3 are bald though!)
-Dead headlight (ok, it's not the bulb. it's the mount. this causes the light to vibrate and burn out about every two weeks)
-on a good day it shifts in both OD and D. on a normal day it only shifts in OD.
-There was a fire under the hood before i bought it so No insulation under the hood. (don't slam the hood down too hard - it'll short the battery)
-Radio was stolen. now it's a 2AAA batt hand held radio.
-When the breaks are working don't stop too fast - the back seat will fly up and hit the back of the front seats.
-When you turn, the power steering says "Yes! No! Yes! No! Yes! No!" and tugs at the wheel in a pulsing type fashion.

that's off the top of my head... as you can tell i don't really know that much about cars.
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