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Tranny line leaking!

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dave_dj1, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    I just had my 2010 2500HD Ram inspected on Monday and the garage told me that one of the transmission lines is leaking. Of course it's not under warranty as it's one month over the 36 months. I just find it hard to believe that a trans line is leaking with only 60K on the clock.
    Oh well, hope it holds up for this upcoming storm as I don't have time to fix it before the weekend.
    Oh, it's leaking right where the rubber meets the steel at the connection.:mechanic:
     
  2. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Don't wait until your transmission fluid is on the ground and you need a new transmission in the middle of a 3 foot deep plowing job. Fix it now.
     
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Not sure you're asking a question but the answer is FIX IT now.
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    Agree with the other two posts. Park it now until it is fixed or park it later while you are waiting for a new tranny.
     
  5. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    I wasn't really asking any questions, just on a rant! LOL
    If things go well , I may be able to get to it tomorrow afternoon.
    Thanks guys Thumbs Up
     
  6. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    Well I bought some soft line, hard line and clamps in preparation of fixing the leaky line. I found NO leak, could see where something oily was there but I cleaned everything up and let the truck idle both in and out of gear for 10-15 minutes and found nothing. Im going to keep my eyes on it. Keeping the heat on in the shop in case I have to pull her in.
     
  7. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Probability loose clamp. Tight little it should be fine. But leak will be worse if you beat HARD WORK.
     
  8. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    15 minutes of idling is nothing like an hour driving, let alone hours plowing. Pressure is way higher driving and especially plowing, and temperature too. Maybe wrap a paper towel around the joint and go for a drive then beat on it for a few minutes, then look at the paper towel?
     
  9. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    OK, good info, I wasn't sure if the pressure increased with driving or not. The lines were pretty hot, I had driven it to work and back and then to the auto parts store to pick up the stuff and brakes. I do plan on keeping an eye on it. I may have to make a run for some argon today so I'll check it then and after.
    thanks,
    dave
     
  10. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    Well I drove her to town today and got on it pretty hard a couple of times, sure enough, when I checked there was a drip. Exactly where the rubber went to steel, at the crimp. I cut the rubber and the steel, added a sleeve and some clamps. All seems to be good now.
    thanks guys:mechanic:
     
  11. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
    Messages: 96

    I hate playing in tranny fluid so I went with racecar AN fittings and Stainless braided hoses. Found fittings that thread into trans., removed my stock trans. cooler and lines, replaced with a DeRaile 6 pass cooler with fan, assembled hoses with ends, added inline fluid temp sender and auto switch for fan and put it all together. Not a single wet area around anything in 8 years now. Cost alot, but worth it to me in the long run. I'm about to make power steering hoses too. I've been thru 4 pressure hoses in last 6 yrs! Pump is fine, no over pressure according to guage. Cheap manufacturing I guess...... Sorry for rant. Good to hear you fixed it before it left you out in the cold!!
     
  12. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Sounds like Mopar uses the same sourcing for crimped lines as GM does.Actually,it's the real cold temperatures that will make the crimp leak more vs.pressure or heat.AN fittings with same hose or better hose works or go to all flexible hydraulic lines with no joints to possibly leak is the way I rolled.