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Old 11-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Transmission leaking bad

So I was able to clean all of the fluid off of my Jeep this morning. SO far the leak has reappeared right here


Would this definitely be the front seal? Does anyone have a write-up on how to replace this? While I have the tranny down should I check or replace anything else? My coolant lines are also leaking going to the transmission, can I just replace the rubber parts, or do I need to replace the whole lines?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Based on your photo, it appears that its the front seal that is leaking. BEFORE tearing everything apart I would be positive that it is the front seal leaking and not transferring from a line or from the pan, both of which are 1000 times easier to repair. Clean off the spot and then get under it. Have a friend you TRUST get in the jeep, start it and run through the gears slowly until the leak is back. If its coming from in between the trans and the inspection cover then it is the seal or maybe a cracked converter although I dont think they every really crack. you can remove the bottom section of the inspection cover to get a better but limited view inside the bellhousing. Pan gaskets are the most common areas for leaks to occur.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Awesome thanks. I cleaned it off and its not coming from the pan. It's coming from between the oil pan and I guess the bell housing? Not too familiar with transmission terms yet.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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If the oil is red in color your looking at a torque converter seal. It's probably a 20.00 part with a big labor charge at a shop. Hope you can wield a wrench???
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks. I cleaned it off and its not coming from the pan. It's coming from between the oil pan and I guess the bell housing? Not too familiar with transmission terms yet.
Yup sounds like the front seal....that means you need to drop the transfer case and trans, pull out the converter and replace the seal.. Probably a 2 day job by yourself 1 day of you have a couple of friends who know what they are doing. Not hard to do just lots to take apart.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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Awesome! I'll be dropping the transmission and replacing all of the seals as well as the transmission mount. I have a couple of buddies to help me! Now I just need to figure a cheaper way to replace the cooler lines that are leaking.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #8
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And yep, it's red. And I can wield a wrench, thanks to this Jeep! Haha
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:09 AM   #9
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The most inexpensive fix is to use brass compression unions. Cut the old part out and use them to join a new piece in. It's a old fix and works very well.
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the most inexpensive fix is to use brass compression unions. Cut the old part out and use them to join a new piece in. It's a old fix and works very well.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #11
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Awesome guys, thanks.

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