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Transmission leak where driveshaft enters trans, major gusher

Today the trans began to leak profusely, no trouble shifting, no prior leaks, appeared to be flowing, not dripping onto catalytic converter, smoking badly, it is coming from the area where the driveshaft enters the trans.
The car was parked, no driving at all, so that is ok, did not leak when off, start up and it gushes out, it is very cold right now, is there a breather that may be clogged, causing pressure to build and force out the fluid?

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  • lisakara Jan 16, 2009

    How hard is it to fix, cost, and could it be something else? It was a complete failure of the seal, as it was gushing, why would it not leak when not running?

  • lisakara Jan 16, 2009

    Do you have to drop the transmission to get to this seal, or simply remove the drive shaft and access the seal from the back of the trans?

    What would cause it to simply blow out like it did,? car has 180,000 mi on it

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    LOL! Same problem, same day as the poster mine blew out 2 miles from the house. Also VERY COLD outside. The milage on my car is 117k Miles...



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You have a Seal out in the Tail of the Tranny. Where the Drive Shaft Yolk Enters there is a Seal that goes around it to Prevent this.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 16, 2009

    Not hard to fix and Should not Cost that Much. There is a Small omount of Heat and Preassure that Builds up inside the Tranny During Operation. That is Causing the Blow out.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 16, 2009

    You can get to it Without Dropping the Tranny. High Mileage is the Cause of this.



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