Car Ford Taurus 1998. Trans developed a leak.Was told by the mechanic that
my trans. Cooler lines was blocked. Is this common? What could have caused
this, Is it an expensive repair. The car still runs fine..for now..!
I waited for someone more experienced than myself to reply... but I think it
Kinked or crimped lines, yes... "blocked" would imply your trans and/or fluid
are in pretty bad shape.
What did the mech propose to do about it?
I would take the lines off and blow them out, reverse-flow.
Then I'd change filter and fluid, purge the system and do the filter/fluid
Or you MIGHT want to try another shop
It ALSO could be there's a defect in a flex-"rubber" portion of the line
where the inner lining cracked and collapsed, blocking flow.
This is pretty rare, but has been known to happen... if you're able, inspect
the lines and look for section of hose with hardware store clamps which would
indicate that has been replaced... probably with standard hosing not suitable
for fuel or petroleum fluids
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