Leak at metal hose behind radiator

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  1. Kawika322

    Kawika322 New Member

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    I have a 2007 4wd automatic transmission Jeep Liberty. Today I returned from a week trip away and when I started driving my jeep I noticed it was shifting rough/slipping not going into next gear smooth. When I got home I checked underneath and noticed a large leak coming from the front passenger side, dripping/flowing heavily with red/orange fluid from the metal pipe running parallel and underneath the radiator in the front . I'm thinking this is transmission fluid and related to the shifting issue. I have attached a pic of where I see the leak to be. Any suggestions to help temporarily seal the leak before I take it to a mechanic would be great, because I don't want to drive it with that much fluid leaking.

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    Kawika322 New Member

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    Here is the picture
     

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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes rusted out transmission line
     
  4. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow that fluid looks terrible, moisture got in ? / milkshake?
    I would not drive it like that. I would have it towed in for repairs.
     
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    Ran it dry. Air mixed in fluid.
    Normally you can use fuel rated hose and some clamps make a quick fix and refill. But yea. Order the line set and fix