Drained wrong plug. Need help! - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
bradpenton
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: birchwood, tn
Posts: 23
Drained wrong plug. Need help!

Just bought a 97 wrangler tj 2.5 lt. . probably did the last owner a favor.i chose to do it the hard way. i put the jeep in the garage and crawled underneath look at the transmission and drain the first plug i find. to my surprise about a gallon of fluid comes pouring out about the thickness of 30 weight or thinner like brake fluid but black. i think i drained the clutch fluid. what should i do. Please help. The Plug i drained was right behind the bell housing on the bottom of the tranny before the pan.

bradpenton is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:13 PM
Divinitous
Disgruntled Jeepforum'er
 
Divinitous's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NY/NJ/PA Tri-State Middletown NY 10941
Posts: 3,183
Does it smell really bad?
Could be gear oil. What was the size of the plug?

-Ryan
Google Voice (or the number Grape calls when drunk): 845-476-8182

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enzo Ferrari
"The Jeep is Americas only real sports car!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBlaine
"Jeeps do not make jeepers, jeepers make Jeeps."
Divinitous is offline  
post #3 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:21 PM
RLD831
Registered User
 
RLD831's Avatar
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 1,559
There is no way that you drained the clutch fluid unless you cut the line. The clutch plumbing isn't even routed along the bottom of the bellhousing. It goes from the engine bay to the driver side of the bellhousing about halfway down.
RLD831 is offline  
post #4 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:25 PM
jpony645
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 248
Sounds like you just drained the engine oil? Only thing I can think of that would hold that much black fluid.
jpony645 is offline  
post #5 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:28 PM
tjsahara1979
Registered User
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: MD
Posts: 480
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpony645 View Post
Sounds like you just drained the engine oil? Only thing I can think of that would hold that much black fluid.
x2, Thats what I was thinking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Barry
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness"
'01 TJ Sahara. 3" BDS lift, 1" PA BL, 33x12.50x15 Nokian Vatiiva M/Ts, Durango steering box, soft 8s, RE steering stabilizer, and one LOUD effin' train horn :)

Green Jeep Club Member #183
tjsahara1979 is offline  
post #6 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:33 PM
robncar
Registered User
 
robncar's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: La Verne
Posts: 8,492
Uh, either this is a joke or you're not giving the correct orientation of what you did.

If you pull the dipstick, does it have oil on it?

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/diy-alignment-kit-steps-w-pics-2264465/
robncar is offline  
post #7 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:34 PM
TheBoogieman
Disturbed
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 33,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpony645 View Post
Sounds like you just drained the engine oil? Only thing I can think of that would hold that much black fluid.
I hope he knows the difference between an oil pan and a transmission.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/trannyservice.html
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #8 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:35 PM
03rubiconMG
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tewksbury
Posts: 1,447
behind the bell housing is the tranny fluid. if it was a 17mm alan wrench you drained the tranny fluid. if you did this then find the plug on the side of the transmission that the same nut fits.

If you used a 5/8s wrench then you drained the engine oil.

you did not drain clutch fluid.

at least thats what it is on the NV 3550 tranny and the 4.0
03rubiconMG is offline  
post #9 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:43 PM
jpony645
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theboogieman View Post
I hope he knows the difference between an oil pan and a transmission.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/trannyservice.html

If he did, he wouldn't be asking what that fluid is.
jpony645 is offline  
post #10 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:47 PM
TheBoogieman
Disturbed
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 33,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpony645 View Post
If he did, he wouldn't be asking what that fluid is.
My 6 year old nephew knows that.It's a sad,sad day on JF.
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #11 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:49 PM
jpony645
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 248
Everyone has to learn. Some just go about it the hard way.
jpony645 is offline  
post #12 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:50 PM
03rubiconMG
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tewksbury
Posts: 1,447
find the next drain plug and take that out and let us know how much of what comes out of that one. then maybe we can narrow it down a little more. this seems like the start of a fun game. haha
03rubiconMG is offline  
post #13 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:51 PM
Divinitous
Disgruntled Jeepforum'er
 
Divinitous's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NY/NJ/PA Tri-State Middletown NY 10941
Posts: 3,183
I'm not sure why you guys are playing with him here.
It's obvious that he emptied the blinker fluid reservoir.

-Ryan
Google Voice (or the number Grape calls when drunk): 845-476-8182

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enzo Ferrari
"The Jeep is Americas only real sports car!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBlaine
"Jeeps do not make jeepers, jeepers make Jeeps."
Divinitous is offline  
post #14 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:53 PM
blktjjp
Member
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 129
Maybe the guy isn't a gearhead and is just learning. Everybody starts somewhere. I doubt from these responses he'll be back. Maybe more help, a little hospitality and less ridicule would be the way to go. Nice work.
blktjjp is offline  
post #15 of 46 Old 07-24-2009, 03:54 PM
TheBoogieman
Disturbed
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 33,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Divinitous View Post
I'm not sure why you guys are playing with him here.
It's obvious that he emptied the blinker fluid reservoir.
I thought it was the 710 fluid.
TheBoogieman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
High idle after battery drained telkinsjr TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 12-18-2009 10:10 PM
drained battery randymack TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 09-23-2009 09:59 PM
Battery drained ~ now idles way too low??? SoTX Hunter TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 13 05-20-2008 08:41 PM
Drained battery, started, now dying?! ggrodregez TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 16 12-09-2007 08:44 PM
wrong spark plug or wrong engine? oldfrt47 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 10-10-2003 05:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome