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Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 07:09:00 -0700
From: Dennis Caldwell
Subject: Re: Troubling signs on garage floor.

On 2006-09-27 18:13:04 -0700, "R. Frist" <> said: > > 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. Thanks for the reply. Sounds like this is more of an anoyance than something to lose sleep over. The discharge is occasional and not an everday thing so I'll put that at the bottome of my list. Sorry for the abbreviation. The CV was referig to the crankcase ventilation system. A few days ago I replaced the grommet and adaptor that connects the hoses to valve cover and discovered that the large hose i was connecting was pretty much mush. Looks like I may have to replace all those hose in the system. As a matter of fact, it looks like a lot of the hoses under the hood have become brittle and could probably use replacement. I would love to find an internet parts site that carries the more obscure parts for the car. If you -- or nayone -- know of a great parts site, pleas let me know. Most of the sites I've found only carry the more common parts. Thanks again.

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