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Old 10-18-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Speedo Housing Leak



I noticed there is a leak on the speedo housing. Not huge but you can definitely see its wet. I have never messed with it since I got the Jeep. Is a small leak normal? I am guessing it would be the O Ring? Should I just change the O Ring or put some RTV on the outside and be done with it since down the road I will change the speedo too. I have info on the speedo procedure but I could not see a visual where the O Ring is.

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Old 10-18-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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You have to pull it out to get the O ring. It is easy to pinch it and tear it (trust me I know)

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Old 10-18-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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yea- just put a little atf on it or wd-40 when you put the new one in. Problem solved. No posting on jeep forum what are we not good enough for you lol
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With the SYE kit and the new speedo gear housing it was a PITA to put that in the housing. IMO the opening in the housing is too tight.
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^ When I did my sye it was snug but with atf on it went right in then locked it down with the bolt.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:56 PM   #6
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Ohhh you are good...What you visiti other forums as well?
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I answer questions over there but never ever ever start a thread how dare you. You should be tared and feathered. lol
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:02 PM   #8
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Once you open it is the ring on the front or all the way in the back? I would like to check it but don't want to mess things up.
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more or less in the middle. Just pull it out. Think of it like a cup of coffee. If you look at it when you walk your going to spill it. If you just walk normal you don't loose a drop. So take the bolt out and pull it out. You will be fine.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
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Down to basics: So take the bolt out, pull the speedo stick the finger in and pull it out? Is there anything else in there that I can damage while doing this? Do I put w40 in the ring or just spay some in there?
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Remember the position in that it was installed and install it in the same position again.

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^ I took a quick look and the plug on the above picture is pretty clean mine is pretty much black and don't know if I would be able to see that. I didn't look that close though.

Mine is manual do I still use atf? By the way I do have a new SYE installed so you think this will make it harder to pull it out?
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You are making way more out of this than necessary. It is easy do do. The O ring is on the housing. Pull the housing out. I don't know what size the O ring is you may be able to match one up at a hardware store of get it from the dealer (overpriced from the dealer). Stick your finger in the tailshaft housing and get some lube. Lube up the speedo housing, O ring and the opening. Put the housing back in carefully without pinching the ring.

(yes I saw the same post on JF also)
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Thanks to all.. I apologize sincerely and will never post anything else on JF after today

And one last thing. Mine is a manual do I still use ATF or like it was posted here spraying some w40 in there will do.
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Don´t spray WD40 in the TC. Use some ATF.
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Thanks to all.. I apologize sincerely and will never post anything else on JF after today

And one last thing. Mine is a manual do I still use ATF or like it was posted here spraying some w40 in there will do.
As I said, simply dip your finger in what's in the tail shaft.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:14 PM   #17
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Got the O Ring from the dealership today. The said it does not call for lube but you guys said to lube it with ATF. Even use the ATF for the 6spd manual?

Also I would like to clean the outside since its wet from the leak what should I use? I was thinking like apply a clear cleaning device on a rag...

Thanks again to all for your help on this minor issue...I keep learning..

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