1999 Saab 9-5 Q&A

1999 Saab 9-5 Question: transaxle cooling line

I have noticed a leak near the front of the car. It is reddish in color. Today, there was light smoke coming from that area. I was told that the fluid was dripping on the manifold because it was a particularly windy day. Could this be a transmission line leaking, or could it be something else? -
Answer 1
sorry, just answered your other post. Roy -
Comment 1
Sorry, I didn't get that answer. Can you explain it to me again? -
Comment 2
sure. it sounds like a cooler line from the trans to the motor. these lines carry fluid to the rad for cooling. have someone install a dye into the trans and use a light to pinpont the leak. then you can get a bid on the repair. thanks for using repairpal. Roy -
Comment 3
In terms of seriousness. Is this a relatively minor repair in terms of transmission problems? -
Comment 4
yes, this minor assuming i am correct. please get it verified to be sure. Roy -
Comment 5
You've at least eased my mind a bit. I love the car, I hate how much it costs for big repairs. -
Comment 6
i hear you. it is not cheap to own and maintain a car today. good luck Roy -
Comment 7
I just heard from the SAAB dealership, and through our email communications he sent a picture of a radiator and a parts list. it looks nothing like what I described to him. There are 2 lines that run just below the radiator. One is a metal (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch) and the other is about 1 1/2 inches and black. The thought is that it is the metal line leaking. Does this make any sense? -
Comment 8
yes it does. thay could be both metal and rubber. get someone to add dye to the trans fluid and use a light to determine the exact line leaking. then you can identify it with your parts list to get the part. Roy -