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Unread 04-10-2015, 12:35 AM   #1
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How the heck? Transmission fluid 2008 JK Wrangler Shara

OK ... so maybe im mildly retarded...

Had my JK for 5 years... never thought about the transmission... cuz its manual man! -_- LOL

I see a bit of a fluid leak in the driveway.
The clutch is making a bit of noise.

I go to look at the transmission levels... OK... wheres that darned dipstick.
WTF!?!?!

How the heck? Transmission fluid 2008 JK Wrangler Shara unlimited.

How do I check it?
Is the noisy clutch - when let out - because of low levels?

Any help for the know not... would be great : )



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Manual transmission has a fill plug on the side. The fluid should be up to the bottom of the fill hole when the Jeep is sitting on level ground.
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Like under the vehicle bro?
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On the right side of the transmission.
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The manual transmission fluid should be changed every 30K miles.

It might be the clutch cylinder that's leaking. It uses fluid from the brake master cylinder. There's a portion of the reservoir that's partitioned to supply fluid for the clutch cylinder.
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YUP, REMEMBER, it's a hydraulic clutch---there is no mechanical linkage between the clutch foot lever and the "Throw out" Bearing"-

Check the bottom of the tranny/eng. Bell housing and lookfor "DROPS/STAINS"

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The manual transmission fluid should be changed every 30K miles.

It might be the clutch cylinder that's leaking. It uses fluid from the brake master cylinder. There's a portion of the reservoir that's partitioned to supply fluid for the clutch cylinder.
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YUP, REMEMBER, it's a hydraulic clutch---there is no mechanical linkage between the clutch foot lever and the "Throw out" Bearing"-

Check the bottom of the tranny/eng. Bell housing and lookfor "DROPS/STAINS"

Good luck

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Great advice guys! : )

Ill look into this stuff : )

Thanks!
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Thanx KW, here's another tidbit-


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Great advice guys! : )

I'll look into this stuff : )

Thanks!
Most hydraulic clutch's exert their max pressure on the throwout brg fork-in the CLUTCH PEDALS FIRST 6 INCHS OF TRAVEL, so there's no use to fully depress the clutch for each shift-you can develop a 1' leg cycle that works very quick/convenient-

I think you do have to for the ignition start on the JK-

Whatever

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Unread 04-10-2015, 05:47 PM   #11
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Just another question...
If it is transmission fluid leaking... And I have never changed it or had it changed...

What color would it be... ???

I have red stuff dripping at at the bottom of the bell-housing...

cant see it coming from anywhere else... looks like its coming from right at the bottom there...
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Unread 04-10-2015, 07:39 PM   #12
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If it's leaking there, probably the input shaft seal. A shop will need to do it for sure. It'll also screw with the clutch when the fluid gets on the friction surfaces...
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What type/brand would be red?
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Beats me, sounds like a FORD Pwr steering fluid-


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What type/brand would be red?
Could be some wild combo, but IDK-

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Unread 04-13-2015, 07:41 AM   #15
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ATF+4 is red. Is that what they use in the manual transmission too? Most transmission fluids are red aren't they?
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