i have 165,000 on the car. First change.How many miles on your truck OP? Is this routine maintenance or first flush?
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Haha! Perfect fix! Nice work!Thanks Mom. That is helpful if I ever want to drain the trans fluid using that line.
BTW-several years ago I had the Toyota tech manager come get me from the waiting room while having the oil changed. He had a worried look on his face. Transmission fluid had spurted out all over the place under the car. I took a look for myself as the car was up on the rack. It was leaking pretty badly at the line you shown in your pics. The kid working the car said "hey man, don't worry I just put a transmission cooler in another Highlander a few days ago, should be just $550 or so."
(To myself I thought: Ya, right-just $550, wadda ya gonna do put in a gold plated cooler?)
I thanked him kindly and asked that he top up the trans fluid as I would drive it home and fix it myself. He did. I did.
Come to find out the leak was at that 90 deg. elbow, it was in the metal tubing itself not the cooler. There was a tiny crack running across the line. (Musta clipped a curb or something.) I simply loosened the hose clamp and pushed the hose on about 3/4 inch farther onto the metal tube and re tightened the clamp, Fixed. Cost $0, savings $550. Cheapest DIY ever. That was 8-9 years ago.
Thanks again, Haya....