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08-23-2012 06:51 PM
goat347 Hey quick question for the bellhousing bolts on my manual trans does anyone know the bottom center bolt size?
08-23-2012 06:47 PM
goat347 I have a manual transmission. I don't think it's the tranny leaking because I checked the oil level and it was full.
08-23-2012 06:24 PM
kfdjason7620 Its either rms, valve cover gasket, or the oil pan gasket I'm betting
08-23-2012 06:23 PM
kfdjason7620 If it was the tranny that was cracked then the spilled fluid would be red, IF you have an auto
08-23-2012 06:21 PM
bryantom That oil thats on your picture doesn't look like tranny fluid to me. That looks brown, tranny fluid is a dark purple. Smell the oil, trany fluid and engine oil don't smell the same either. I'm with kfdjason on calling bs
08-23-2012 06:18 PM
goat347 He saying that the tranny case is cracked.
08-23-2012 06:15 PM
Originally Posted by goat347 View Post
Ok stopped by a tranny shop and asks about the leak. And he's saying it is a cracked case most likely.
What case is he refering to?
08-23-2012 06:14 PM
kfdjason7620 A cracked case?? I call BS!
08-23-2012 06:11 PM
goat347 Ok stopped by a tranny shop and asks about the leak. And he's saying it is a cracked case most likely.
08-23-2012 03:55 PM
goat347 The guy I bought it off of had the wrong bolt in I ordered a new one for it. Should be in shortly.
08-23-2012 03:44 PM
bryantom ^ Why is that bolt loose?
08-23-2012 03:44 PM
goat347 Ok I'm starting to think it is the valve cover. After I wiped down the bellhousing and oil pan. I let it sit for about 30 mins and no residual oil. I popped the hood and the back of the valve cover does have some oil residue. I wanna degrease the engine and see what pops up. But before I do is there anything I should not get water on? I know to stay away from the electrical but is they anything else?
08-23-2012 03:24 PM
goat347 Ok will do, I just got underneath her and wiped all the residual oil.

Attachment 153178

This is a pic of what it looked like underneath. Before wiping her down.
08-23-2012 03:19 PM
Dextreme Before concluding that its the RMS, check for an oil leak in the valve cover next to the firewall (easy fix). Seems to be pretty common and oil will drip down the motor past the RMS and onto the bell housing.
08-23-2012 03:16 PM
A_Jeeper I have never done a rear main so I can't say for sure. The transmission has to come out so it will be time consuming and difficult without a lift and proper tools.
08-23-2012 03:06 PM
goat347 It is dark like engine oil. How hard is this rear main seal to change?
08-23-2012 03:01 PM
A_Jeeper Is it engine oil?

More than likely a leaking rear main seal. It's very common on the 4.0(mine's leaking)
08-23-2012 02:48 PM
Bellhousing leaking fluid

Hey guys just got my first jeep. 2002 tj x with 77k. I was walking out to my jeep this morning and noticed a little oil on the concrete. After further inspection I noticed the dribbles where coming from the bottom of the bell housing. What is the usual fix to get rid of this annoying leak?

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