Transmission Fluid Leak at Radiator on 2005 Ford Taurus

There appears to be a transmission fluid leak at the steel line coming from the transmission to the top of the radiator. I think this is the trans fluid cooler. The leak appears to be coming from around the fitting for the line. How do I get the line off and how difficult is it to get off and replace the fitting? Do you think replacing the fitting will stop the leak or is it a more serious problem? Thanks.

by in Duson, LA on February 12, 2010
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ANSWER by , February 22, 2011
It is the fitting. Depending on your vehicle, you may have to replace the entire line back to the transmission. You can get it off with a wrench, just if you put it back on, do not force it or you will strip the threads. It may be stripped already and not in correctly. That would cause it to leak as well.