Crawling under the jeep today to find an exhaust leak I noticed this hairline crack in my trans case. Any need to be concerned? There's no leak at all. Any preventative maintenance I can do to ensure it doesn't start leaking, or is it about to bite the dust either way. Thank you guys for all your great help.
I over tightened my fill bolt and cracked the housing on my ax5. I immediately threw the JB weld on there but it never worked. Crack kept growing. Although my 5th gear was going so it was a great excuse to do the ax15 conversion
Ugh, I'm not sure. Ax-15 I believe. It's actually in the bell housing. Close to where the transmission case and bell housing meets, on the bottom. I've got a clutch replacement coming up soon, hopefully itll hold up.
I went and had a mechanic look over the crack to be safe. He said there's no fluid in the bell housing, its sealed from the transmission. All the bell housing is holding is my clutch. Does this sound right to y'all?
The bell housing's purpose is to adapt the transmission so it can bolt up to multiple engine types, consider its primary purpose to be an adapter. Its other purpose is to house the clutch mechanism. No lubricant is inside the bell housing itself.
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no oil in the bell housing..you could have it welded now where it is but would probably get a better weld if you took it off and cleaned it good first and welded it flat rather than having to do it overhead