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Radiator leaking

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Kickerking817, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Kickerking817

    Kickerking817 Rockstar

    On my 2004 chevy tahoe I have noticed that while the truck is running and in park it is leaking transmission fluid it's not just pouring out but it's should not be coming out at all. I found the leak is coming from the line going into the radiator, it does not look like there is any way to tighten it up. Any suggestions?
  2. ct9a

    ct9a Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    If the line is leaking at the connection point, you could try pulling the line, putting some tefflon tape on it and seeing if that fixes it up.
  3. Kickerking817

    Kickerking817 Rockstar

    Yes it is leaking at the connection point.
  4. s5belford

    s5belford Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    what about putting a new clamp on there?
  5. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    No clamps, it's a screw-in fitting into the radiator.
  6. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    no, his fitting uses a type of "C" clip to hold it in. The clip almost looks like a "W." try using a new clip, sounds like yours is worn out or something.
  7. Kickerking817

    Kickerking817 Rockstar

    Where can I find a new clip?
  8. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    try O'Reily's or autozone or something of that nature. If not there, any good trans shop would probably just give u one for free or a small fee. Then, if all else fails, the dreaded dealer has some.
  9. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    yes the Jesus clip i hate those things they get lost so easily, but its probably not that, on some not sure if yours does but there is an oring that goes on the end of the fitting that can go bad, or it is the fitting in the radiator that is leaking most cases replacing the radiator is the only fix because it is leaking between the fitting and the plastic tank

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