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Old 10-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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HELP!! Transmission Leak!

To anyone who can help. I am a college kid who has noticed a slight leak under his 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. I need to obviously fix this asap and for the least amount of money as mentioned college kid.

Please help.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Get an estimate from the dealer, find a field service manual online, build a parts/tools list and total cost, then decide if it's something you want to tackle on your own

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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Pictures would be helpful. Need more specifics than a leak.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Photos attached

Photos attached- Also going in for an estimate this afternoon, hoping it doesn't cost too much...
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Looks like it might be right there at the transmission pan gasket so you might be lucky if that is what it is.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Also when shifting from reverse into drive it makes a low pitch grinding noise :/
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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cont.

I try to keep it clean...
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
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Thank you, let's hope...
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Thank you Timberline, let's hope...
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #10
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Looks a lot like mine did.
You may just need to tighten those bolts a half a turn or so.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #11
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Hmm, so this is what they want$$$
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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Keep in mind that dealers survive by selling excessive services whether or not you need it. Maybe you just need to tighten the bolts, maybe someone spilled red koolaid in there. I'd tighten the bolts, take it to a self-serve car wash and spray all that off with hot soapy jets of aqua, and see if it's still leaking.

If its low on trans fluid, it may make more noise when you shift. What you hear may just be the piston changing gears.

Has any work been done on the jeep recently that may have spilled fluid?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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i had same problem month ago it was the pan it rusted out after 5 years, but rest of car has no rust. for 150 i got pan gasket and new transmission fluid and filter. or you can do it yourself the parts were cheap.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the help gents, but damn I don't know what to do. However found a guy that will do all the dealers suggested work for around $300, so might look into that. The leak is really bad underneath especially near the muffler though (dangerous right?)... The dealer should have tightened the bolts while he had it up right? Well time for me to go to Jeep School, if there is such a thing? lol but seriously

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