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Unread 01-03-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Leaking Trans fluid

Okay so im leaking trans fluid out of my 95 xj, i do not know where its coming from... im thinking maybe front main seal? idk.. i need ideas on what it could be..

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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Hmmm, if you cant tell the general area of the leak, when you can see it, how can we tell from the internerd with no foto's?
Clean it all off, keep an eye on it, proceed from there.
Could be tranny cooler line connections, lines themselves, or any one of a number of seals.

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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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thanks ill do that.... i also heard that my trans type has no real main seal? due to something i dont remeber what though
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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There will be a seal between the transfer case and the rear of the transmission, has to be.
There is also a seal that the torque converter slides into.
There are other smaller seals (IIRC) around the various parts that bolt onto the tranny.
There are the tranny cooler lines, and their fittings.
The transfer case also takes ATF (IIRC again), so it could be from there too.
See what I mean?
You can spray it all down with brake cleaner and see what gets wet first, then go from there.

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Unread 01-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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Just to add to the above, my 93 auto tran will take ATF+4 but the transfer case is dexron. Check your service manual or chiltons for the fluid type.

I'm a pro at finding leaks, especially those annoying 1-2 drippers. I clean the whole thing with purple power and the blue shop towels. Then run some white chalk around the areas I suspect. The white chalk will show the red ATF better then it shows on bare metal.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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Then run some white chalk around the areas I suspect. The white chalk will show the red ATF better then it shows on bare metal.
Excellent idea

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Unread 01-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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thanks guys.. ill do that today while its up in the air on the lift...doing a three in rought country lift today..and cramming everything closer to my motor and away from wheel wells and choppin the wheel wells to run some 35s on a 3 in lift. while still having some flex.... rowdy
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