Tranny/Clutch Leak

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Tranny/Clutch Leak

Post by 1/2 Scottish » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:39 pm

I pulled that boot off after a little wipe and looked inside, didn't see anything, seems to be a slow leak. Suggestions? Also what exactly is this part called?

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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 pm

On mine, it is the oil running down from the cam position sensor.
A rear main seal could also contribute to oil in the bellhousing.
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Post by 1/2 Scottish » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:03 pm

Hmm so rear main seal or camshaft seal? I found some drips on the actual bottom of the tranny but it is hard as hell to see where they are coming from. From the looks of the book this is gonna be a hard home fix. I only have 25k miles, kinda weird?
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Post by 1/2 Scottish » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:20 pm

Well a few weeks ago I removed the structural colar and inspection plate, there is oil on the inside of the bell housing but it didnt look like it was coming from the rear main seal. Well, I am still under warranty so i took it to the dealer.
EDIT Dye was put in my tranny fluid to trace the exact location of leak per next visit.


I figured while i was there i would get the pcm reflash for free and from what i can tell it has helped, 2nd gear is alot smoother now.
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Post by fixitmattman » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:12 pm

There is no front transmission pump on the manual. More than likely it's the tranny input shaft seal. Pulled my tranny the other week for a similar leak expecting it to be the rear main and it ended up being that instead. The new front seal, bearing, and TOB sleeve is one part and $100 from the dealer.
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Post by 1/2 Scottish » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:26 pm

You are probably right, as the rear main looked fine to me.EDIT They said they will probably have to order parts..so a couple more trips for me!
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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:43 pm

Watch them try to charge you for it, too.
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Re: Tranny/Clutch Leak

Post by beachbrum » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:10 am

1/2 Scottish wrote:I pulled that boot off after a little wipe and looked inside, didn't see anything, seems to be a slow leak. Suggestions? Also what exactly is this part called?

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Please be sure to post the end result of this fix as I have the same issue on my car. I started noticing the occasional red drip in the garage and noticed that same rubber boot wasn't sealing 100% of that opening. Had it checked at about 85K when I noticed it. My mechanic referred to the transmission as having "slight seeping" whatever that means and said we should just watch it as the leak(or seep) was extremely slow.

Bugs me nonetheless so I would be curious to hear about your situation.
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Post by 1/2 Scottish » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:55 pm

Ok, so finally the tranny tech takes a look at the tranny leak and Yes fixitmattman, it is the input shaft seal they are ordering parts. Hope that helps beachbrum. At least you could tell what color your leaking fluid was, my fluid picked up dirt on the way down and looked/smelled just like oil.
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Post by beachbrum » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:54 pm

1/2 Scottish wrote:Ok, so finally the tranny tech takes a look at the tranny leak and Yes fixitmattman, it is the input shaft seal they are ordering parts. Hope that helps beachbrum. At least you could tell what color your leaking fluid was, my fluid picked up dirt on the way down and looked/smelled just like oil.
You know, my tranny still drips slowly but it bugs me. Has anyone replaced the input shaft seal themselves? Is it an easy DIY job?
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Post by 1/2 Scottish » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:33 pm

From what I hear it is not a fun fix and it will take a long time, even with professional tools. You could wait for others to chime in to see what they say.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:52 pm

The hardest thing about doing this is getting the trans out. Once that is done, it is a pretty simple matter of replacing it.
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Post by fixitmattman » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:14 am

Drop trans -> Separate bell housing -> drive old bearing out -> install new bearing -> re-install trans.

It's not a technically hard job, just takes a bit of time/effort to do it correctly.
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Post by caliass » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:18 pm

Hey,
I have this prolem too, is this something that should result in a recall?

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