How Long Does an Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission) Last? | YourMechanic Advice

How Long Does an Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission) Last?

Keeping all of the fluids in a car at the right temperature is very important. Having too much heat in the engine can cause a lot of damage. The various parts of the cooling system help to regulate the internal temperature of the engine. The oil cooler and oil cooler hose are an important part of keeping the oil and transmission fluid of a car cooled down. As these fluids circulate, they will begin to get hotter and hotter. These fluids will pass through the oil cooler hose and into the oil cooler where they are ran through a series of rows. When driving your car, the oil cooler hose will have to be functional in order to eliminate the heat that is produced.

The oil cooler hose is designed to last for nearly as long as the engine does. Over time, the heat that this hose is exposed to will usually start to wear it down. Most of the oil cooler hoses on the market are made from both rubber and metal. It is usually the rubber portion of the hose that will give out and make it necessary to get a new one. Taking the time to visually inspect this hose on a regular basis is a great way to spot any damages that may be present early on.

The faster you are able to catch these issues and get them fixed, the better off you and your engine will be. Having leaking oil cooler hoses can lead to the engine becoming low on oil. The friction that this low oil level will bring to the internal parts of the engine can create a good bit of damage.

If your oil cooler hose is broken, here are some of the things that you may start to notice:

  • There is oil leaking from the hose
  • The Low Oil Level Light is on
  • The engine is running much hotter than normal

A broken oil cooler hose is a very serious repair issue and needs to be treated as such. You will have to find a professional mechanic that is able to offer you the work you need to get your oil cooler hose replaced.


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Riley

40 years of experience
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Riley
40 years of experience
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission) - Upper Marlboro, Maryland
He was on time, friendly and professional. He explained additional suggested repairs/maintenance in easy to understand language.

Roberto

11 years of experience
184 reviews
Roberto
11 years of experience
Hummer H2 - Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission) - Houston, Texas
Very knowledgeable and respectful. He practice safety measures (COVID19) during his whole time working on my vehicle. Took his time to make sure the job is done right. He went out of his way and make an appointment to get my car fix on his day off.

Nicholas

20 years of experience
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Nicholas
20 years of experience
Mercury Mountaineer - Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission) - Grand Junction, Colorado
This is not the first time I have used Nicholas for car repair. As always, he is knowledgeable, on time, trustworthy, and gets the job done right the first time. Pricing for the work done is less than others, yet the quality of work is A-one.

MICHAEL

32 years of experience
183 reviews
MICHAEL
32 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael was excellent, he went above what was expected to make sure my car was safe and operable for work on Monday. He worked late into the evening. Michael is an asset to Your Mechanic. I would recommend him to anyone who needs their car repaired. Very professional.

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