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Old 02-10-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Was shoveling snow last week and saw what I thought was blood in the snow under the front of the truck (I was warming it and thought I got a critter with the fan). Turns out it was tranny fluid from the transmission cooler hose leaking.

Cursing a blue streak, I made an appointment to get it fixed the following week (today).

Saturday, I got a letter in the mail notifying me of a "silent recall" of 2008 6 speed transmissions that leak at the cooler fittings in very cold weather.

Man, talk about timing!

That letter saved me $350 bucks in repairs.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:46 PM   #2
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Got the same one lou and mine is leaking as well.
Matter of fact it has been for awhile.
Only applies to the Allison.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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Truth be known gm has always had an issue with this since the early 90's
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #4
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Don't worry the new ones will leak also. Aftermarket is the way to go. They only seem to leak during cold weather. I put aftermarket on mine and haven't looked back. Did it myself and saved a ton.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:48 AM   #5
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I made my own replacements that will never leak but I'll allow gm to replace them for free first.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #6
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Noticed mine leaked one this winter, but very little, but they've had issues with these lines leaking since 08, i remember having them warrantied back in 09 i believe

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Don't worry too much. My 2014 Ram did it too. Seems a wide problem.
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