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    I have noticed a leaking on front of my 2013 200 conv. ltd., 72K mi. I took it to the dealer and they told me that the “transmission lines” need to be replaced. Have anybody had this problem and how much would cost? Thanks! 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pn200 View Post
    I have noticed a leaking on front of my 2013 200 conv. ltd., 72K mi. I took it to the dealer and they told me that the “transmission lines” need to be replaced. Have anybody had this problem and how much would cost? Thanks! 🙂
    The lines are for cooling the transmission fluid though the radiator cooling.
    I suppose they could have been damaged in some way, but the lines themselves are simply a conduit for the fluid.
    Should be an easy fix and not expensive.
    Cost ... no idea. The dealer will quote you a price.

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    I changed the lines in a friend's 96 Saturn a few years ago with Autozone parts. Abut $70 in parts and one hour of my labor.
    If you extrapolate to dealer service, could be $150 in parts, and 2 hours of labor, so perhaps $350 or more. But that's still a wild guess. You need to get a quote from them.

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    I've had this happen on our '11 Avenger 3.6. I replaced the lines in about 30 minutes - at a cost of about $40 for the parts from the dealer. You'll need a tool similar to to this to do :https://www.lowes.com/pd/craftsman-4...IaAoPyEALw_wcB

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    Thank you for your response! I took my car (75k mi) because I noticed the leaking and this is what the dealer told me “as immediate needs”:
    1. Trans cooler lines replacement $403.90
    2. Front brakes replace pads&rotor $277.95
    3. Fuel system every 30k mi $205.86
    4. Trans fluid exchange $201.26
    Total $ 1,038.97 all same day!!

    These are my thoughts by number:
    1. I don’t know how did it happen.
    2. I went to a recommended specialist in brakes and after they reviewed they told me that there’s not need to change it but only brake fluid which I did.
    3. This one it’s supposed to be every 30k miles but when I take my car to the dealer and always ask for the “manufacturer recommended” service and I expect them to do that but I guess they just do a simple oil change
    4. I guess it can’t wait.

    Thanks 🙂

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    No real cause for the leaking lines as they're just rubber and will become rigid and can crack over time. If you decide to go with the fluid exchange too make sure to ask if they use a power flush machine for that. If they do you might be best to skip it and just top-off whatever fluid is lost from changing the hoses out. Those power flush machines can end up causing more problems and quite a few manufacturers put out TSB's explicitly saying to NOT use them.

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    There is no "fuel service" needed, especially not at 30K intervals. That's a scam.
    Trans fluid can go 100K miles or more.

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    Thank you for the advise! I will keep it in mind!!! 😊

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    The “Fuel System Service it refers to clean injectors and air induction system to help with fuel economy” that I was told 😕

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    You never need to clean gasoline fuel injectors in normal use. Have run cars up to 300K miles without any cleaning service, ran like new. Just use a brand name gasoline that has good detergents.

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