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trans is leaking but the seals were checked and replaced but still leaks. someone said it might be o ring, is that possible?? can some vw tech help me out here i have even gone to so called specialist kmd and the didnt even know what it was. that was a big [email protected]**!!! waste of money got the car back the same way i bought it in and now has a new problem with front axle after they said i needed new tie rods. never had problem b4 that install. also antifreeze leak that they said they fix still leaks, they replaced 2nd water pump that was the problem the said....nope still leaking. can someone tell me all the possible causes that my tranny/ and my antifreeze leaks, are the known for this?? plz help........
 

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Re: 95 vr6 passat glx trans leak/need help... (ramonr32)

Do you see coolant on the ground under your car or are you just showing low at the coolant reservoir? You might be burning coolant due to an old head gasket. Or your coolant level problem might be linked to your transmission problem which could be caused by the AT cooler pictured below. Coolant might be mixing with your ATF. Is your coolant dark and dirty?
http://www.discountvdubparts.c...+6113




Modified by MsVW at 9:00 PM 3-20-2008
 

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There are a few sources for a leak externally on your trans.
The trans cooler o-rings or the cooler itself can spring a leak.
On the trans, the fill tube o-ring can harden allowing ATF to leak past.
Also the Fill tube can become damaged (they will break or crumble over time). The darn o-rings are cheap buna rubber. You'll have to source a Viton from an o-ring distributor if you want piece of mind.
The valve body wiring harness can leak.
The trans pan gasket will also leak. I used to shave down the ferrules on replacement gaskets.

The coolant leak can be an issue, especially with after market crack pipes.
These asian copies have the wrong size o-rings. When you try to put it into the block, the o-ring distorts and will leak. They also don't have a drain plug o-ring.
I suspect the shop used this after market crack pipe (most shops deal with Worldpac). The leak on this pipe will be just behide the main water pump, and at the thermostat housing adapter.



Modified by Eric D at 8:47 PM 3-23-2008
 
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