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Old October 7th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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ATF Leak underneath Radiator

I have what appears to be automatic transmission fluid leaking at the radiator. It is red fluid and its coming from the passenger side fitting on the very bottom of the radiator. Is there an "O" ring that needs to be replaced in there? I am trying to find out how to fix before I make a mess. It is also a PITA to get to the fitting. I have had someone tell me that "crows feet" is the way to get to it, but I thought I'd ask here too.
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Old October 7th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Sounds to me like you are leaking from your power steering resevoir unless you have installed a transmission cooler. Unless there is something drastically different on 97's that I am not aware of, the only thing going through your radiator is engine oil and coolant.
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Old October 7th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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pull the rad shroud it should be right there
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I had the same problem a few years back... It was the Trans cooler that had developed a leak. If this is it, you have two options, buy another factory LR one for $200+ or buy an aftermarket one for $40.00.
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I found the problem. Pinhole leak at fitting on the trans cooler. Ordered a new one and should be good to go.
Right on about removing the front radiator shroud behind the grill. It was really easy to get to it by doing this.
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