78cj 400auto fluid is pink - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > 78cj 400auto fluid is pink

Engo winches available at www.rockridge4wd.com! Free shippJeep speedometer gears at rockridge4wdDana 30 Truss for your TJ, LJ, ZJ, and XJ

Reply
Unread 03-15-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
stillmuddin82
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9
78cj 400auto fluid is pink

Ea I changed my transfer case today and the fluid that came out of the tranny tail shaft was pink. Not red. Almost like strawberry milk. Is that normal?? Could it have had some kind of stop leak in it or what?? What should I do??

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum

stillmuddin82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
jeepdaddy2000
Web Wheeler
 
jeepdaddy2000's Avatar
1971 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Eagle Point Oregon
Posts: 6,157
I assume your running a Q trac. The recommended oil for that case should be the same color as gear oil. If it has a part time case in it, then it may be running ATF instead.
jeepdaddy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-16-2014, 09:49 AM   #3
streetglideok
Web Wheeler
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 2,366
Pink is either very frothy with foam/air or sign of water intrusion. What t-case is it?
streetglideok is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-16-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
stillmuddin82
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9
It's the older q trac full time. I put tcl1 fluid in it just for the q trac. It's the tranny fluid that's pink.

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
stillmuddin82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-16-2014, 09:37 PM   #5
jeepdaddy2000
Web Wheeler
 
jeepdaddy2000's Avatar
1971 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Eagle Point Oregon
Posts: 6,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by stillmuddin82 View Post
It's the older q trac full time. I put tcl1 fluid in it just for the q trac. It's the tranny fluid that's pink.

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
Wow did I misread this....
jeepdaddy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #6
cruiser54
Web Wheeler
 
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Posts: 9,914
When in doubt, change it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
If you own a Renix Jeep, you'll want to check this out. >

An index to over 25 write-ups can be found in Post #1.

Cruiser's Mostly Renix Tips
Refresh*Connections*Before*Replacing*Components
cruiser54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-18-2014, 08:12 AM   #7
jon1371usmc
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Posts: 254
I'm with streetglideok in thinking the transmission was overfilled causing it to become frothy with air bubbles. Either way, I would do a full flush immediately.
jon1371usmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-18-2014, 06:15 PM   #8
carnuck
Registered User
1984 J-Series Truck 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,213
If you check the dipstick and it's not the same color, you may have had seepage stuck between tcase and trans that got water in from the top. If it is pink then the trans cooler may have imploded. If so, the rad will be low often and a pinkish color too. Just happened on my near new 3 core in my Comanche that I can't find the receipt for to warranty it out. AW4 has been running 1/2 ATF and 1/2 antifreeze since I've been too sick to work on it. I have another trans to go in but not healthy enough to work outside (or go to my new job even)
__________________
"Usually found in a Jeep near Reiter, WA"
FOR SALE STUFF
http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

'81 Eagle wagon with upgrades $2500
'87 Comanche shortbox 4.0/AW4/NP242 on 33" tires $3500
carnuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-19-2014, 01:16 PM   #9
stillmuddin82
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9
Thanks everyone. Really needed the advice

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
stillmuddin82 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.