I discovered a hairline crack in one of the fittings on the transmission cooler lines on our Challenger. It actually looks like a manufacturer defect more than a stress crack. Drips very slow, maybe 2 or 3 drops per minute. I ordered a new line from the local Ford dealer, backordered with no definite ship date.
I'm thinking because it's such a small leak and the fitting is clean that I'm going to try JB Weld to fix it .
Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Back in the old days, I had a 1984 GMC that had a cracked fitting on a trans cooler line. It didn't drip unless the engine was running. The trans would shudder when going into overdrive when the fluid was down 1 quart. I drove it from South Carolina to Texas, towing a VW bug and only lost 1/2 quart. The point to my story is you should be okay until the line comes in. Just monitor the fluid level and trans temp.
I had this situation about 2 months ago. I ordered the part and made the change. Not hard to do, make sure you purchase the Ford transmission tool to separate the male fitting from the female end. Cost is about $10.00. Expect about 2 or 3 quarts to pour out.