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Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

Hey guys,

I have a 2005 5.7 Limited with 86K on the clock. No engine mods.

I went to the Dealer to get my oil changed and they informed me that I have a leak from the "External/Auxiliary Trans Oil Cooler Hose". Part # CH55038175-AA. I've tried to find this part online (Rock Auto) but haven't had much luck. Does anyone know where this hose is located (on the car) and where I can possibly find it (online)?

Hose from Jeep costs $75.60 plus $260 ish for labor. Ha!

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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

That's actually not a bad quote...those can be a royal PITA to change out. On our 3.7L WK they are located on the passenger side and enter the radiator at the bottom. Usually it's pretty obvious if they have been leaking. It's a common issue with these trucks.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:09 PM
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

I just had the dealer replace my leaking ones about a month ago for $270 parts+labor. The lines were $60, but take some weird disconnect tool, and the job itself is a PITA. It was worth it to me to have the dealer perform the job (2-3 hours labor) than me risking screwing up something major. And I NEVER have the dealer perform any work. No regrets though. Common WK fault. Mine was at 79K.
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

....not to mention...I have no way to check the trans fluid level in the 3.7. The dipstick is not included, and the dipstick hole is capped off and says "Dealer service only" or some crap. So I couldn't if I wanted to.
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

totally worth having the dealer do it. I did it and had acess to a lift and it was still a PITA!! took me 4 hours and it was a head ache. i didnt need a special disconect tool a screw driver popped the clips off and then the lines just pull out but trying to figure out how the lines snake in and out without bending them was the hard part. i did it but it wasnt easy. taking the pan down and changing both filters did give me a little more room to work
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

Damn,

Defiantly not what I wanted to hear! Sigh, I suppose the next time I take it in for an oil change I'll have them do that as well.

I have no access to a lift and the Jeep is my DD so I can't really not have it for a couple days should I run into issues. Damn stealerships.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

It didn't take them that long to do it when I took ours in...maybe 2 hours? They tried to tell me after the fact that it took longer and was going to be more expensive...so be careful.
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

I had that done on my 2006 V6 WK. Was around $290 all in. Parts, on average, are around 60 and the listed labor is about 3 hours.

It's definitely a PITA, I didn't even begin to try. That tranny on the V6 w/out the dipstick requires a special piece of equipment to check the fluid level. Much better off taking it to the dealer to have it taken care of.
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

Same here. Had mine done at around 60k miles. just under $400 for parts/labor/tax. I found out after the fact that I paid more than most people .
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

just had mine done as well at 46K, didnt pay a dime as i paid for the an extended warranty but it was around 400-500 Total for the Job. I Noticed they were damp with fluid so i took it in and 4hrs later it was done and fixed.
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Re: Dealer says: Leak from Oil Cooler hose

I might be having to do this soon. My lower line looks like it has dried oil on it. I never have any drips under the jeep but the line itself is dirty from fluid.
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