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post #1 of 5 Old 11-03-2007, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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So I went through some big puddles...

I was testing out my arb offroad, when I come across this rut that didn't look that big. but as I went through, it was big enough to sink my 35's. I didn't even think of it at the time, that it was too deep. I didn't shift though.

Fast forward till two days ago, this happened sunday. I started to hear a winding noise. At first I thought it was the front diff. I hit it pretty hard on some rocks and it was leaking to begin with, I checked it, it was a little low so I topped it off. Still happened. Then the more I thought about it, it only happened when under load, in gear. The tranny. I must of sucked in water! So yesterday I drained and filled it with pennzoil synchromesh (nv3550). Drove it yesterday and today. Seemed like the noise went a LITTLE away, but it's def still there. I'm thinking the water got to some of the bearings. I didn't really drive alot. maybe 100 miles. and it wasn't under serious load.

Think if I drain+fill it a couple more times it'll work it's way clean, or should I drop the tranny and look at everything inside? =/ I have no problem working with manual trannys, they're simple. But I don't really have the funds to replace stuff that wasn't scheduled at the moment...

So what do you guys think? Sorry for the long post.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-03-2007, 08:03 PM
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its worth a shot to try and drain and fill a few times to clean out water
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-04-2007, 12:26 PM
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I would try the t-case as well. Coulda got some in there.


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