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transaxle cooling line on 1999 Saab 9-5

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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?
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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.

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Roy
In terms of seriousness. Is this a relatively minor repair in terms of transmission problems?
You've at least eased my mind a bit. I love the car, I hate how much it costs for big repairs.
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?
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