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Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

I was shoveling my Jeep out today and seen a small red puddle about a foot behind the grill of the Jeep, it seems like it might be coming from one of the 2 lines going to the trans cooler. Has anyone had this issue? I might try to replace it myself if I can find out if its one of the lines for sure. If not is it an expensive repair? Im guessing its not a warranty repair.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:29 PM
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

Just dealt with it.

The book says 1.5 hours to fix. It took my mechanic 3 which was a warranty fix item.... another guy coming in with the cooler line fitting replacement fix was quoted 8 hours for the job (rip off). See the thread below.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=6076
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

Here was the part number...

55038175AA
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

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Just dealt with it.

The book says 1.5 hours to fix. It took my mechanic 3 which was a warranty fix item.... another guy coming in with the cooler line fitting replacement fix was quoted 8 hours for the job (rip off). See the thread below.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=6076

Great thanks that looks exactly like mine, at least its covered under warranty? Did they hit you with the $100 deductible?
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

Nope. I was still under the 3/36 warranty.
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

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Nope. I was still under the 3/36 warranty.

Ahhh so its not covered under the powertrain just the bumper to bumper?
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

Ya, it doesn't look like it's covered under section E of that specific warranty. Do you have the B2B extended warranty?
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I was shoveling my Jeep out today
Am i the only one that sees a problem here??
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

Is it a repair you're going to do your self? Check your fluid level and wipe it up to see if you can determine the source. Those lines are a bitch to change. Reading on some other forums, and my own experience at the dealer, they can rip you off. They said the "book" calls for 1.5 hours to replace them although I can't verify and my service advsior is about as useful as a box of rocks.
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

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Is it a repair you're going to do your self? Check your fluid level and wipe it up to see if you can determine the source. Those lines are a bitch to change. Reading on some other forums, and my own experience at the dealer, they can rip you off. They said the "book" calls for 1.5 hours to replace them although I can't verify and my service advsior is about as useful as a box of rocks.
Yeah i'll most likely have to have a shop do it, im going to wipe it up though and see how bad the leak looks, if its not bad I can deal with it for now and just keep an eye on my fluid levels.
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

Is this part #55038175AA just the rubber part of the lines or the hard lines as well?
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Re: Leaking trans fluid from behind the grill area?

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Is it a repair you're going to do your self? Check your fluid level and wipe it up to see if you can determine the source. Those lines are a bitch to change. Reading on some other forums, and my own experience at the dealer, they can rip you off. They said the "book" calls for 1.5 hours to replace them although I can't verify and my service advsior is about as useful as a box of rocks.
Dealer quoted me at $550. How much do the parts cost? Seems like some people are getting quoted for 4.5-5+ hours and some are getting quoted on 1.5 hours. I wonder if they are just having the rubber replaced or the entire line. How can this be, do some dealers have the ability to do this job better then others?
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