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Old 07-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Tranny Leak

I checked my transfer case and tranny fluid levels, I've had ongoing oil leak issues for awhile.My tranny fluid was low so I topped it off and drove it about a mile and checked for leaks and its almost flowing out between the engine and tranny toward the top.It leaks heavy til its down to about 1/2 of what it should be and then it almost stops. Engine oil level stays constant so its not that.Definately coming from the tranny, the front end that bolts to the engine. Thanks for any help with might be the cause.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Welcome back Quest89 been a long winter in NH i imagine. 114 here today been real hot.

Your tranny is leaking from the front seal and unfortunately the only way to repair it is to remove everything. Good time to put seals in the front, rear output to the T-Case and new T-Case seals as well. Do it once and then worry free for years.

Once all is out how is the clutch in that old girl???

You ca do it yourself with a tranny jack $85 harbor freight.

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Tranny leak

Hello Jokerchief, yes its been a long winter for sure.I have been doing research on the leak, as you said the seal. I'm saving up so I can do the whole ball of wax while everything is out, seals,bushings,clutch ect... So much for getting the floor boards for now. My wife and I have put a few new goodies since we last talked.Bikini top, wind jammer, tonneau cover and pocket flares.Now we don't get crap slinging inside the windshield because the tires stick out further than the original flares.We both like the way it looks. I made a overhead speaker mount for 2, 6x9 speakers and a light. I will update when things level off here on the home front, my 92yr. old mother inlaw is starting to have her age catch up, health wise and my wifes younger sister has been given 2 yrs. to live because of stage 4 cancer that is inoperable. If it wasn't for having "Little Red" to get my mind off things, I'de be a basket case by now. The weather here has been hot and very humid 85-95 with 95 to 100 percent humidity. I will post some new pics, let us know what you think!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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Glad to see your keeping busy. I wheeled mine all winter and did some interesting trails and camping. Learned a lot and found out almost all I have done to this 89YJ is working great. I am in the process of a regear always had the fear of breaking an axle in the back of my mind and probably will forever. So I found a spare D30 put it in the shop had the regear and master kit installed, single right front TJ shaft new seals. It is getting prepped for paint right now and then I will assemble and instalol. I found an 8.8 which is in the shop now master kit, regear, locker. Bring it home and do the install. So I am down right5 now just waiting on my lazy A#@ to get her done, just always hot (100s) when I get off work so it has been slow.

Hot summer and the local playground is on fire right now so you have to travel a bit to get some good wheeling in. It will cool off soon enough where half way through the heat. After the axles just a front bumper and winch to go and I should be done with all the heavy work. Everything but the tranny will have been overhauled or replaced. I put about 5K miles on it since the initial build and all is well.

Hope things with all the family settle in and don't get you down too much. I have had some in my family and thats going to happen as you age a little. Cherrish the memories and celebrate life is about the only way I have found to get through it all. The big C has taken a few and probably will get more.

So when the days seem tough take the opportunity to tinker or just take your best girl for a little ride. I have fond memories of living in NH back in the 60s it is a very pretty place to go out camp and hike.

If you need anything we are here. Happy wheeling!!!
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