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Trans Leak Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by El Taco, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    El Taco

    El Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    great, another problem.

    so, here goes...i swapped my tranny from prerunner to a 4x4 trans (A340E > A340F)

    now i have a leak from the oil cooler pipe connection closest to the engine. seems like the leak is coming out of the threads of the nut connecting the hard-line trans pipe. it leaks to a constant drip and gets worst when driven.

    i have tried using grey gasket-maker around that area and no luck.

    is there anything that i can use to stop this? < like a "band-aid" fix, because we've just got about 2-3 inches of snow tonight. < not fun working on the junk in blowing snow.

    thx.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    Make sure you didn't break the line, I've seen that happen in the past, from cranking on it too hard.

    You might try some pipe sealer tape, it may help seal it up.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Times 2 on the teflon tape. It's fairly cheap at your local hardware store. I think you can even get it at Walmart. Make sure you wrap it with the threads.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    El Taco

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    no shit..........i got a roll of teflon just chillin in the truck's glove compartment.

    ^^^ why didn't i think of this sooner??? <<< guess i was just too occupied with my 4x4 swap.

    thank you, i will try that and report back in.

    i don't think i double-threaded those threads on the pipe tho. but i feel this will definitely solve the problem.

    will try it out and be back.
     
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