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    2012 town country leak

    Hey guys new to the forum have had my 2012 town and country since last summer. I am getting a leak at the upper transmission coolant lines. It's two hoses that connect to the metal pipes. Is this a common issue and is there a tread on this already stickied. I've searchds but find other leak threads. The ones about cooler lines seems to be other models. My hoses are as I think leaking right where the hose meets the metal. I've read after I searches I can just put fuel injection high pressure hose clamps over the oem crimp clamps is this correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master.Legend View Post
    .....I am getting a leak at the upper transmission coolant lines. It's two hoses that connect to the metal pipes. Is this a common issue and is there a tread on this already stickied. I've searchds but find other leak threads. The ones about cooler lines seems to be other models. My hoses are as I think leaking right where the hose meets the metal. I've read after I searches I can just put fuel injection high pressure hose clamps over the oem crimp clamps is this correct?
    I don't think this is a common issue, I don't believe installing a clamp "over" the OEM one would help, maybe removing the OEM one and using a regular S.S. worm clamp would help.







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    Welcome, I think LEVY is right. Not much pressure there, probably save $50 at least!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caraman99 View Post
    Welcome, I think LEVY is right. Not much pressure there, probably save $50 at least!
    The new hose is about 75 bucks from dealer think it comes with the metal lines attached. If in 5 years the crimp already failed I was thinking I could just put new hoses with new clamps. Anyone ever have this issue. Parts guy at dealer said pretty common when I picked up some coolant. Do both pipes disconnect or is one side welded in to the cooler?? I cannot seem to find a thread with a 2012 in the search. Is there an online manual uploaded on this site? I used to own a 1995 legend coupe that forum helped me with fixes for over 15 years. Thanks guys.

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    Do both pipes disconnect or is one side welded in to the cooler?? I cannot seem to find a thread with a 2012 in the search. Is there an online manual uploaded on this site?
    Lines are bolted to the AC condenser.

    People tried to upload or post links to manuals but were deleted, I believe.







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    Hmm so I can unbolt? I guess I'll go buy a manual. If unboltable do I need to do anything to the ac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master.Legend View Post
    Hmm so I can unbolt? I guess I'll go buy a manual. If unboltable do I need to do anything to the ac?
    It is held by one single bolt for both lines.

    You don't need a manual, as soon as you see it you will know how easy it is to remove it.

    Leave the AC lines alone!







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    I was wrong about the one single bolt deal, but still fairly easy.

    Here is a picture of an old AC Condenser I had laying around:








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    You are the man!!! So just unbolt bolt up the new ones and wala I'm good correct? Or do you think I should pipe cut the old ones and use some new hose and regular clamps? Would I need to flange the pipes is there that much pressure there? Thanks lev again your the man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master.Legend View Post
    ...So just unbolt bolt up the new ones and wala I'm good correct?..
    They do not bolt on, they have quick connect fittings, and you will want use one of the special tools made to remove them. See this thread for details: Seeking advice on Transmission Cooler line leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Master.Legend View Post
    ...Or do you think I should pipe cut the old ones and use some new hose and regular clamps?...
    I did something similar when the second set of hoses in my van started leaking at the crimps. I still had my old set so I re-built them as follows:

    1. Cut off crimp connectors and removed the old rubber hoses.

    2. Flared the end of the tubes.

    3. Attached new transmission cooler hose using fuel inject hose clamps.

    4. Installed re-built hoses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Master.Legend View Post
    ...Would I need to flange the pipes is there that much pressure there?...
    It is relatively low pressure and flaring the ends may not be necessary but I felt it was worth the time for peace of mind.
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