Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

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Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by Fudgehog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:34 pm

Anyone have any experience with this? Possible that it's because the tranny is slightly overfilled? No leaks anywhere else.
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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:05 pm

that is the ac compressor , and steering rack in the pic

it might be ps fluid , or from a trans cooler line that far up

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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by Fudgehog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:22 pm

s/c'd cav wrote:that is the ac compressor , and steering rack in the pic

it might be ps fluid , or from a trans cooler line that far up
Thanks, no PS leaking, and I thought maybe cooler lines but we'll see. It wasn't leaking ever until I had the front jacked up for an oil change then got the baseball sized puddle of red. Not leaking now either.
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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:29 pm

maybe someone spilled it , and it was puddled up tell you lifted it with the jack ?

though not sure what it woulda been puddle up on , and not dripped or emptied out while driving

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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by Fudgehog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:32 pm

s/c'd cav wrote:maybe someone spilled it , and it was puddled up tell you lifted it with the jack ?

though not sure what it woulda been puddle up on , and not dripped or emptied out while driving
This is actually a plausible theory although, as it smelled exactly of the Amsoil I put in when I changed the pan and filter. And of course I spilled some. Installed the flexible dipstick.

Any other leak before now I would have noticed. Kind of why I'm surprised.
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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:01 pm

i had that issue with the flexible dipstick on my G8 when filling it , the hose backed up and puked , lol

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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by Fudgehog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:19 pm

That's very odd? Must have made a nice seal on it for no air to follow the fluid in. Haha. Thanks for the help will update if I have any more problems.
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Re: Small transmission fluid leak, next to starter, CV axle

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:21 pm

i think i poured in to much to fast , i laughed about it

:lol: :lol:

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