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Water leak at transmission top inlet pipe

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by joker01, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:03 AM.

  1. joker01

    joker01 New Member

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    I had a radiator replaced 3 years ago. A few days ago I noticed water leaking from the top transmission pipe on the drivers side going into the radiator. I tightened up the the pipe. No luck. It appears to be coming from between the casing and the thin inlet nut on the radiator.
    Any advice appreciated.

    Cheers Joker
     
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    You say water leak, do you not run coolant?
     
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    Yes Coolant leak. Woops !
     
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    You will probably need a new radiator because I don't think there is any way of tightening the big nut, it is there to stop the fitting turning when tightening or loosening the transmission pipes.
    Someone else might have a solution but you might need to wait a while, a bit slow here on weekends.
     
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    OK, removed battery and undid 3 bolts holding power steering reservoir to gain access to fitting. using a mirror I confirmed where the leak was coming from. Used a flathead screwdriver and hammer to tighten inner brass thin nut. I managed to turn it about 5mm.Replaced everything and took car out and got it to operating temperature. Seems to be OK.

    Thanks for your replies
    Cheers Joker
     
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    That's probably what I would have tried but using a spanner instead. I didn't suggest that to you in case it wasn't a good thing to do and more damage occurred. Glad you seem to have fixed it though.
     
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    So other will know not to buy that radiator band which one is the radiator.
     
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    I was unable to fit a spanner as it was channel recessed and I would have had to remove the oil line to the tranny to stick a socket on it.
    NeddyBear, the radiator itself is good, just a minor problem with a loose locking nut.
     

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