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2002 SE Radiator Coolant Leak

Hey guys,
So I bought an 02 Xterra SE used with 85k miles. It was in great shape, but after taking it home, it has had a leaky rusted out oil pan. Replaced it and both seals on the oil pan. It's leaking coolant too. It's been leaking since we bought it, but mixed with the oil I thought it was just the oily color since the fluid was clean and yellowish when touched. Found the spot where its leaking from- it's leaking from the transmission cooler line passthrough in the bottom of the radiator. Is it possible the fitting is loose causing coolant to leak? I'm pretty sure the dealership had to pull the radiator out when they replaced the timing belt. Hopefully they didn't crack the radiator causing the same thing as what happens with the 05-10s. Anyone know if there is a fitting for that passthrough or if it's built into the radiator? Any recommendations on aftermarket transmission coolers so I can re-route the passthroughs around the radiator so if it does crack I won't get coolant in the tranny fluid? Hopefully the Nissan dealership I'm taking it to tonight can fix it up in an hour or so since I'll need the X for the snow storm on its way.

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Update: Turns out the AC refrigerant line was leaking. It had a green dye in there since the gas would evaporate and you wouldn't know. So they fixed the line and recharged the AC system (crazy in the winter but...) and it's all fixed. Those flexible rubber/ metal lines are pretty expensive.

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