Transmission Repair - Coolant Line Leaks And More
The fluid flowing within a transmission services a few different purposes. To start, it lubricates the system gears to ensure the smooth shift. Additionally, the fluid works to keep the system at a cooler temperature and prevent an overheating engine. While the fluid courses through the engine, it is heated up gradually. During this process, the fluid is also sent through it, through the coolant lines and into the radiator where the process starts all over again. If you have a coolant leak, the lines must be replaced or else risk the possibility of severe engine damage. Thankfully, this transmission repair can be completed with only a handful of tools and an hour of work.
Step 1 - The front of the automobile should be raised up on a couple of jack stands in order to start transmission repair. If you've been running the engine recently, allow a period of 30 minutes to pass before moving any further. Hot metal and fluids can easily singe the skin.
Step 2 - Position yourself beneath the vehicle and find the location of the drain pan. You'll know you're in the right spot when you see a large, metal tank with a series of bolts surrounding it. Position a collection pan underneath the drainage bolt in the center. You'll want to make sure that the pan used is big enough to hold all of the transmission fluid currently in your vehicle.
Step 3 - Unscrew the drain bolt using a socket wrench. Sit tight for 10 to 20 minutes to ensure that all of the fluid has been drained from the pan. Replace the bolt using the socket wrench.
Step 4 - Pop open the hood and find the two coolant lines running from the radiator to the side of it. The lines are larger vinyl hoses secured by metal clamps.
Step 5 - The lines should be detached from the it with a flare nut wrench. Position the wrench's open end over the line and move it down toward the bolt that connects to the line. Once in place, you need only twist the wrench to remove.
Step 6 - Remove each line from it. Follow your lines to the radiator connection and remove with the aid of your trusty flare nut wrench. Tug the lines free.
Step 7 - Unwrap your new transmission lines from the packaging and attach them to the radiator and transmission. Utilize that trusty flare nut wrench one last time to secure the bolt that connects each line to it and radiator.
Step 8 - Find the dipstick for it above the drain pan. Remove the dipstick from it's designated spot and position a funnel into the tube Autel MaxiSys MS906BT. Check your vehicle's owner's manual to find out how much fluid is required for your system. Keep checking as you fill to ensure you add the correct amount. Place the dipstick back into it's proper spot and shut the hood. Start your vehicle and check for leaks. If you've completed the transmission repair correctly Autel MaxiDiag MD808, you should be good to go!
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