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08-06-2013 06:45 PM
skyhawkap
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Originally Posted by JGreen06TJ View Post
He mentioned black oil dripping. Transmission fluid should be red. Can recently changed transmission fluid get dirty enough to turn black? It takes my motor oil quite a long time to get dirty enough to be brown.
Auto trans oil is red but mine is a manual.
08-06-2013 06:19 PM
RevCo666 Gonna make an appointment with the jeep doctor tomorrow and see what they say I'm in between being either rear main seal or the leak is coming valve gasket cover. I'm actually hoping its the cover being my issue.
08-06-2013 06:15 PM
JGreen06TJ He mentioned black oil dripping. Transmission fluid should be red. Can recently changed transmission fluid get dirty enough to turn black? It takes my motor oil quite a long time to get dirty enough to be brown.
08-06-2013 05:54 PM
RevCo666 Might be having a similar problem with my rear main seal leaking. Noticed a few drip spots, crawled under to confirm. Replacing the seal shouldn't be a big job since Jerry mentioned the transmission needs not be removed?

Sub'd for more info...
08-05-2013 08:23 PM
skyhawkap Thanks for the follow up...the thing that got me thinking about the trans. Is that I replaced the fluid because I didn't know if the PO had ever done it and it was very low but I guess that could have just been from neglect.
08-05-2013 07:53 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by skyhawkap View Post
Is the reverse switch on a 5 speed a black cylinder on drivers side mid-transmission? I have a little.oil around it and want to replace the gasket before I change fluids.
Yes, that is where the reverse light switch is located & is the only component on the transmission with an electrical connector. There is no gasket there, it seals via an o-ring on the switch where it seats into the transmission.

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Originally Posted by skyhawkap View Post
Is it possibe for the trans. to leak in the front where it meets the engine (where the rear main on the engine is)? If so, how much would a job like that cost to have someone fix?
It is possible for the transmission to leak from either the front or rear seal, but I'm still thinking the leak you're describing is more likely the rear main seal which can be replaced without removing the transmission.
08-05-2013 07:48 PM
skyhawkap Is it possibe for the trans. to leak in the front where it meets the engine (where the rear main on the engine is)? If so, how much would a job like that cost to have someone fix?
06-27-2013 10:21 AM
skyhawkap Is the reverse switch on a 5 speed a black cylinder on drivers side mid-transmission? I have a little.oil around it and want to replace the gasket before I change fluids.
06-18-2013 11:08 AM
Jerry Bransford A common source for a hard-to-find leak is the engine's rear main seal. My previous '97 TJ developed a leak there.

I doubt your leak is coming from the top of the transmission, I would not use Locktite on those particular bolts.
06-18-2013 10:51 AM
skyhawkap Should/could I use locktight on them?
06-17-2013 09:16 PM
skyhawkap I cleaned and let dry...still could not tell exactly were it was coming from so I started top down until I started feeling oil. What I found were four loose (I could turn them with my fingers) bolts at the top just under where the stick shift goes up into the cab. Would this cause a leak? Is it common for them to come loose?
06-16-2013 10:49 PM
skyhawkap Thanks...my plan of action is to degrease and clean everything Monday and maybe I'll be able to find the source.
06-16-2013 03:38 PM
XDR Drain plug, fill plug, reverse switch, and vent cap are possibilities.. Need to look around to see exactly where it is coming from.
06-16-2013 03:34 PM
Jeepfixer1 Need to find exactly where it's coming from!
06-16-2013 03:21 PM
skyhawkap
Oil leak

Took my jeep first time really off road and half way thru the trail had black oil dipping off the back of the trans. Mount. I can see some oil on the side of the trans. Just before where it flairs out before the transfer case. Any ideas where it would be coming from and how hard of a fix? It's am I6 5 speed.

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