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ckoons22 02-27-2011 03:18 PM

Blowing ATF after Rad Replacement
Hey Guys. I have a 97 ram 1500 5.2L. I had to replace my rad yesterday because it was leaking. So I went and got the spectra from Autozone and ever since replacement I am blowing ATF all over the passenger side of the engine bay. I have gone over the connections and I cant seem to find which one it might be. Has anyone had this problem before? Any ideas of where to really look ? Thanks in advance.

RamTech 02-27-2011 03:29 PM

Have you checked to see if it's coming from the vent tube? Also check the fluid for signs of coolant. This would indicate the radiator is defective internally.

85fury 02-27-2011 03:30 PM

You most likely blew a tranny line, or cross threaded your tranny lines in the rad. Get some brakeclean and clean everything thing off well. Then get some one to start it while you look underneath for the leak.

ckoons22 02-27-2011 03:33 PM

okay I have my one buddy whose a mechanic coming over to help me. Its driving me insane because I never have issues like this haha. Ill go clean the bay quick.

ckoons22 02-27-2011 03:43 PM

@ RamTech- Which one is the vent line? the upper or lower?

ckoons22 02-27-2011 05:04 PM

No what i did was not cheak the new rad to see if all lines were tight heres what happend the line at the top was tight but the nuts on the rad were not so it did not seat on the rad fitting my buddy fixed it all up for me
Thank you guy for all your help

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