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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2013, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Unknown oil leak in my CJ5, any help?

Unknown oil leak in my 1981 CJ5
Leaking out of automatic shift gear boot.

Causes? What should I do?
Will include pictures soon.
Thank you.

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-11-2013, 08:13 AM
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pics would be very helpful. it sounds like it could be trans fluid leaking onto the front drive shaft and being slung up to the boot from the rotation of the shaft.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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Make sure the tranny is NOT over filled.
Is this oil-gear oil, engine oil or what?
BTW, IF you are look'n for a good Jeep club to join. Check into the Roughwheelers 4 WD Club.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-14-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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thanks LumpyGrits and holliewood61
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-14-2013, 01:39 PM
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Auto. trans ????
Make sure the tranny vent is not blocked/clogged .
Check the oil level in the tranny.
Then check you t'fere case oil level.
There are seals in the shift lever housing you can check.
Get a copy of a REAL Factory Service Manual(FSM). Haynes etc doesn't cut it.
The FSM will 'walk' you through the shift lever R&R.
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thanks LumpyGrits. yes, auto. recently purchased, as is....
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-14-2013, 01:53 PM
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What was the oil level like, when you checked it?
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-14-2013, 04:51 PM
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You filled out your profile, so that's good, Unfortunately the REAL factory service manual wont help if its for a CJ, since you have a Ford engine and transmission.

I would first pull the boot and have a look . Post some pictures here of all the linkage.

Bill

LG, it's a C4 with serious modifications.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
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You filled out your profile, so that's good, Unfortunately the REAL factory service manual wont help if its for a CJ, since you have a Ford engine and transmission.

I would first pull the boot and have a look . Post some pictures here of all the linkage.

That's quite a bit of oil for a auto to leaking from the boot area.
...

Bill

LG, it's a C4 with serious modifications.
...sorry, double post.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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