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post #1 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with transfer case leak

I have a pretty bad transmission fluid leak on a used 2000 wrangler I just bought. Looks like it is coming out of the transfer case. Is the transfer case is missing a bolt? Take a look at the picture. Should there be bolt there? This looks like this is where the coming from as it is the only place where I can see clean tranny fluid. Problem is that it doesn't really leak when it is stopped, only can see it dripping right after it has been driven and I can't take the skid plate off fast enough to see where it is really leaking from.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 01:29 PM
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Yes, there should be a nut on that stud. There rest are probably loose too.

There really shouldn't be any fluid in that area though. The tranny should seal up at the rear, and the T-case should also be sealed.

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Check your ATF level in the tranny. It may require it to be in neutral (check the wording on the tranny dip stick) to check it. It is not uncommon to loose ATF from the rear tranny seal and seep into the transfer case.

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ATF level is good.

Where is the tranny seal?
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 02:26 PM
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It's at the rear output of the tranny. There is a void between the tranny and TC. I wouldn't worry about that until you torque up the two together and see if it is still leaking. Just make sure that the fluid levels are good in both before panicking.

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thank, do you happen to know the size of that mssing nut? I can't get the others off with any ease to take with me to the auto parts store
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Sorry, No, I do not know off hand.

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 04:00 PM
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your leak is probable from there

i wanna know why that bolt is missing and what was he doing in there anyway ( the previous owner )

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I have no idea what previous owner was doing down there. I am slowy finding all sorts of weirdness on this vehicle. Anyway, does anyone know this bolt size?? Otherwise I just gonna have to buy one of everything that looks close and try em out.
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 10:00 PM
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ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
use your keen wits and intelligence to narrow the mass buying down
take one of the other ones off, head to a local hardware store. or one you know that has a thread display.

or take it and find a bolt that will fit it that way you'll find out the bolts measurement, pitch, diameter, why people are missing in its family, etc.
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Well, I couldn't easily get any of the others off. I didn't have a deep enough socket and I didn't want to strip it with a wrench.

There were only three different ones at the auto parts store and they were only like $.39 each, so I just got all three. In case anyone else needs to know it is a 3/8 - 24.
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