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GingerTJ 10-10-2013 08:37 AM

Trans ATF fluid leak
 
Woke up this morning with a puddle of ATF all over my floor. So the jeep fun begins... Anyway, I quickly checked the speedometer o ring, it was fine and the transfercase was not leaking from it. I noticed all the fluid was in the rear drivers side of the skid plate. Any clue as to what is wrong? I had to run to work (25 min away) and couldn't look it over well. The leak looks to come from under the T-case.

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 08:38 AM

Btw I have a 5 speed, so it must be the transfercase

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 09:30 AM

Bump

jrmiller 10-10-2013 09:47 AM

I'd check seals. But pulling the skid plate would make finding the leak a lot easier.

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrmiller (Post 5249377)
I'd check seals. But pulling the skid plate would make finding the leak a lot easier.

Any specific seals to look for?

freeskier 10-10-2013 10:21 AM

If it's more on the drivers side look at the front output shaft seal.

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeskier (Post 5250417)
If it's more on the drivers side look at the front output shaft seal.

Okay, not sure I know it's location. Photo?

freeskier 10-10-2013 10:35 AM

It's where the front drive shaft connects to the transfer case.

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps604fab03.jpg

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeskier (Post 5250801)
It's where the front drive shaft connects to the transfer case.

Ahhhhhh okay I'll check it

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 11:32 AM

My previous owner is haunting me.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/...psb7556b0e.jpg

Looks to be the source of the issue.

Anyone know why this is here or a solution? I think it's leaking out of this cut

freeskier 10-10-2013 12:00 PM

Interesting. Hard to tell what is going on there. I'd wipe it clean and hit it with a wire wheel or something to remove what looks like paint. That would help to get a better look at what's going on. The t-case is cast aluminum, there's no need for paint or whatever the heck is on there.

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeskier (Post 5253449)
Interesting. Hard to tell what is going on there. I'd wipe it clean and hit it with a wire wheel or something to remove what looks like paint. That would help to get a better look at what's going on. The t-case is cast aluminum, there's no need for paint or whatever the heck is on there.

I used some laquer thinner on it and it seemes the cut in the casting may be from a cutting wheel. I should have bought a stock tj and done the stuff myself.

GingerTJ 10-10-2013 11:35 PM

Used some JB Weld epoxy on it, sealed the pen hole right up.


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