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hey everyone.
ever since i installed my transmission after having it rebuilt,
it's been leaking. if i leave it parked for like a day or two it doesn't
leak, it's only after a drive. once i park it, it'll leak quite a little
puddle and then stop.
i removed the drive shafts and siliconed the drive flanges to
see if it was that. no change. i removed the speedo gear and made
sure that was sealed properly, that didn't make a difference. i also
changed the seal for the shifter arm and that didn't do anything
either. i drained the fluid yesterday to make sure that there wasn't
too much in there, and then level was a lil below what it was supposed
to be. (because of the leaking)
when i get underneath, i can't really tell where it's coming from, the oil is too clear, plus the tranny is all glossy from the stupid paint. but it definetly looks like it's coming from the outside because the bottom of the bellhousing has oil on it. where else can it possibly come from?
my clutch started slipping yesterday also, so maybe it's coming from
inside. but when i pop the bottom of the sheild off, it's dry in the BH.
i gave it a brake parts cleaner bath through the timing hole, but that
didn't do anything. i guess the tranny has got to come off... again.

what usually causes leaking symptoms like this?
thanks
paul
 

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Re: locating leak... (laychooba)

pressure can build up in the case if the vent hole is clogged -right where the cable ataches te rubber grommet and flap keep dirt out of the vent hole is yours intact /
 

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Re: locating leak... (jetta2u)

hmmmmmm.
that's not a bad idea, i have yet to check that.
i'll take a look tommorow.
thanks.
 

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Re: locating leak... (laychooba)

You just have to wipe it off and keep looking. Could be the reverse gear support shaft bolt (the one on bottom, all by itself), the mainshaft seal, the gasket sealing the case halves , selector shaft seal...anywhere really
 
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