Date: 27 Sep 2006 18:13:04 -0700
From: "R. Frist" <rhfristnospamzon.net>
Subject: Re: Troubling signs on garage floor.


Peter Kemp wrote: > My 99 95 leaves three different fluid spots that concern me. I would > appreciate any help identifying these spots. > A common problem unique to 1999 models are loose banjo fittings on the coolent lines from the automatic transmission to the radiator. Apparently they were not torqued properly during assembly. This results in small amouts of coolent dripping near the right front wheel. Usually adding an eighth of a turn to the bolts takes care of the problem. If not, then the copper washers have to be replaced. The catch is that to get at the lower banjo one has to remove the fan assembly. This looks straightforward but there is a hidden screw on a clip that holds the lines to the bottom of the plastic fan assembly. Once this screw is removed it is fairly obvious how to unbolt and pull out the assembly. I can't be of help with the other two problems. The AC thing does not sound serious I don't think there is anything in there to rust and I don't know what a CV system is. We love our 1999 9-5. It has been relatively trouble free and get great milage. Good luck.

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