Oil cooler line information about the need for replacement

The oil cooler line is an integral part of the lubrication system for an automatic transmission. Its main function is to transfer oil from the transmission to the oil cooler for further cooling. 

The external appearance of the oil cooler line is a combination of metal tubes, with rubber hoses at the ends that are fitted with couplings. 

If you start experiencing symptoms like erratic behavior of the automatic transmission, slight jerks at the beginning of movement and during gear shifts, as well as weak acceleration, and if you notice oil spots under the car, be sure to consult Certified Auto Repair. 

After diagnostic work carried out by a professional mechanic, it may turn out that you have increased wear on the oil cooler line tubes, oil leaking from the connections, and also from the tubes themselves. In such cases, we recommend replacing the entire oil cooler line as repairs might result in similar issues reoccurring after some time. 

Delaying the repair of the oil cooler line could lead to irreversible consequences, such as the destruction of transmission parts, resulting in significant financial expenses for car repair. 

Performing the tube replacement yourself is not advisable, as there are challenges you'll encounter during the replacement. Firstly, specialized equipment and a lift are required. Disassembly is also complicated due to the hard-to-reach location of the oil cooler line. After replacing the line, it's crucial to check the oil pressure in the transmission with the engine warmed up, as well as to ensure there are no leaks from the new oil cooler line. You should also check the operation of the automatic transmission—gear shifts should be smooth and jerk-free. For the first few days after the repair, it's recommended to closely monitor the performance of the transmission, paying attention to any possible jolts, noises, and other unusual behaviors. If you detect any of these, or if new oil leaks occur, consult a qualified mechanic at Certified Auto Repair for additional diagnostics.

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Four common causes for a burning oil smell from the vehicle and their related parts.
A burning oil smell can happen because of leaks
This fix will help eliminating

Burning Oil Smell

The burning oil smell in cars comes from oil leaks in the engine, transaxle seal, brake booster, vacuum pump, cooler hoses, or other seals, which then come into contact with hot surfaces, including the catalytic converter.

The burning oil smell varies depending on its cause. The reason can range from oil dripping on the exhaust system to leaks in the oil filter and Engine oil pan.

Moreover, sludge build-up or improper procedures from a prior service can lead to an intense burnt rubber, burnt carpet, or burning oil smell.

The odor might be more pungent when driving on hilly roads. In this case, you likely have an oil leak problem. The seeping oil odor intensifies as the engine heats.

The silver lining is that you can spot an oil leak quickly by checking under your car; if you see stains or puddles building up, that's your red flag. Usually, this type of fluid looks similar to maple syrup.

Ensure you put something underneath your car to catch the oil and avoid a mess on the garage floor. An oil sample will also help you determine what oil type is dripping.

Typically, an oil change won't necessarily take care of the issue.

Hence, if your car smells like burning oil, don't hesitate to find out what's causing it.

The intensity of the smell can vary depending on the cause. It might start from dripping oil from the exhaust pipe and leaks in the oil filter and Engine oil pan. Debris build-up or improper installation from a prior service can also lead to an intense burning smell. If the smell is more intense during or after driving up a hill and barely noticeable after a short drive to the grocery store, it is highly likely an oil leak, which smells more intensely the hotter the exhaust becomes.

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