Recently I noticed I had a small leak in one of my transmission cooler lines right where the clamp that holds it in place and is attached to car. I tried to patch the pin size hole until I could replace the coolant lines. Unfortunately even with gentle touching the lines were so rusted that another bigger hole appeared where the other plastic clamp was from being rusted right through. My mechanic decided the best option was to reroute the transmission fluid so they do not run through any cooler lines and mount and install an external cooler so that the can be cooled that way. The reason being the clamps that attach lines to radiator are so rusted and the difficulty of removing them and more damage that may happen to more parts and the cost. He said the risk is too high.
My concern is that for the next week my transmission fluid has no way to be cooled until external cooler can be installed. Mechanic says car is safe to drive for small trips. Unfortunately I need to drive to pick up my children about an hours drive away. Its back roads and no speeds over fifty mph but a few hills as I live in Vermont. Plus the weather has been very hot. Roughly eighty plus degree lately. I do not want to be stuck on a back road with three kids and a broken transmission that will cost me more than the car is worth. Is this trip safe to take once? Car will sit for a day or so between arrival and departure. I just need to get there and back but not on same day. Will this be safe?
Thanks so much.
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 AT 10:46 PM