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Unread 09-01-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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W5A580 leaking, not sure where though...

So I have a 2006 grand cherokee laredo with a w5a580 tranny, and it has a really bad leak which seems to be coming from the front passenger side of the oil pan... I read some forums saying that it could be the connector bushing, so I decided to do a little test.

I wiped everything down clean, took off the metal guard that was protecting it, and then wrapped a white cloth around it. I then drove it for a bit to check where the leak was coming from. Crawled under the car to check, and the cloth was dry. But the pan was dripping.

Is there any other places I should be checking for common leaks?

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Unread 09-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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So I have a 2006 grand cherokee laredo with a w5a580 tranny, and it has a really bad leak which seems to be coming from the front passenger side of the oil pan... I read some forums saying that it could be the connector bushing, so I decided to do a little test.

I wiped everything down clean, took off the metal guard that was protecting it, and then wrapped a white cloth around it. I then drove it for a bit to check where the leak was coming from. Crawled under the car to check, and the cloth was dry. But the pan was dripping.

Is there any other places I should be checking for common leaks?

Thanks
Yea, check the pan gasket
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Unread 09-01-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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I checked it, and actually replaced the gasket and the filter not to long ago. I thought that was the issue at first...
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Unread 09-02-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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I checked it, and actually replaced the gasket and the filter not to long ago. I thought that was the issue at first...
Put some UV leak detection dye from any local parts store in the trans. Clean the undercarriage, drive it a day, then take any UV light under there and you'll see where its coming from.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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check the harness that goes into the trans on the pass side. there is a small metal shield that covers it. once removed you will see the harness. it uses a plug "adapter" that has orings on it. they were redesigned because of this problem. it costs $7-$10 at the dealer. very common problem.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #6
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I am ordered the the bushing with the new o-rings already, but I live in hawaii. I don't think I can wait much longer for it so I am gonna head to my nearest dealership and see if they have any.

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that sounds like an awesome idea!!!

thanks guys, gonna try those and and post my results.
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