ATF hose leak? - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums



Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-07-2008, 02:32 PM
PaoloT PaoloT is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 9
Mein Auto:
ATF hose leak?

I believe my car '98 528i is leaking atf from the hose that comes out of the reservoir, to where it connects near the radiator. Made a stop at the local auto parts store but there parts computer did not have a pic to compare to and didn't have the part in stock; said the transmission hose with quick disconnect would run about $75. Seems like that must be the wrong part. This hose is the second one down and in the photos it can be seen running from the reservoir below the radiator hose and ending next to the radiator. There is one small drop at the bottom of the hose but the entire hose has some residue on it and the bottom plastic engine cover is very grimy from road debris and fluid.
Anyone have any DIY tips for this proceedure?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01804.jpg
Views:	640
Size:	103.8 KB
ID:	149435   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01817.jpg
Views:	647
Size:	84.3 KB
ID:	149436   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01821.jpg
Views:	563
Size:	120.3 KB
ID:	149437  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-07-2008, 02:47 PM
Ryan M Ryan M is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: .
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,274
Mein Auto: .
It's not a transmission line. It's your power steering fluid hose. It goes from the reservoir (the black one that says "ATF ONLY") to your power steering fluid cooler behind your radiator. Your power steering system uses ATF.
__________________
For Sale: M60B30 intake manifold, M50 intake manifold, 2.81 differential, new OEM upper control arm bushings, 8 M62 fuel injectors.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-01-2008, 05:32 PM
TRIXPD TRIXPD is offline
Registered User
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17
Mein Auto: 92 318i, 97 528i, 99 740i
I saw the same thing on my 97 528 this morning and confirm that it is the power steering fluid leaking.
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.