Question about 2004 Renault 181

Open Question

Vivaro gearbox, losing oil through breather pipe

Initial failure of gearbox probably oil loss. Gearbox repaired. Now losing oil through oil breather pipe. If not overfill I need other ideas please

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 404 Answers

SOURCE: Oil leak

Hello Pierre,
A little more detail may help me on this one, however this sounds like possibly your power steering pipe? both these use auto trans fluid it is reddy brown in colour and viscosity (Thickness) watery.
If this is the pipe, check the fluid reservoir it should have either a Yellow top with power steering or a steering wheel diagram on it.
If full then please give me more information as to location on engine where pipe comes from and goes too as nowadays engine oil is usually internally dispersed. Only oil cooler pipes possibly? will go to a finned type radiator usually near the front grille of the vehicle.
I hope this points you in the right direction as I'm thinking of giving this help up as very hard to remain on top slot when loads of questions responded to and no replies.
Good Luck,
Paul 'W'
Onyer~EDson(:0) {#><U.K.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • 1124 Answers


First off - at 33-k the gear-box should not be needing oil !!
Why did you ask them to check the gear-box ?
They might have overfilled it..
Call around and get some oppinions from othershops..

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

  • 190 Answers

SOURCE: gearbox breather

Sounds like need to replace gearbox seals

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

  • 3600 Answers

SOURCE: Signs of clutch and gearbox failure

If you drive it easy and don't take off lie a rabbit and drive like grandma it would be possible to miss clutch wearing out. As far as gearbox damage is concerned it depends on how long you let it go before fixing. If you have to shove it into gear you can damage syncros and bend shift forks. And if it goes long enough that would ruin the gears and bearings with enough metal in the oil that could wear shaft and bearings. You will get clutch chatter and your performance will be poor mileage will drop. And the clutch chatter can cause the flywheel to be damaged and need to be surfaced, it could burn up the slave cylinder, so it is not wise to let it go, as it will cost more money.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

  • 63 Answers

SOURCE: My 1997 Range Rover shows "gearbox failure, abs

if you have a issue with the abs all three lights will come on if you have a issue with the traction control all three lights will appear. and so on. it could be a wheel speed sensor or a host of many other things. my wife land rover has the same three lights on but still drives great. she has a bad wheel bearing in which triggered her wheel speed sensor fault and bingo three lights.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

The hurliman tractor 110 XT the tractor in question broke a cog in the gearbox and when fixing we found the backend is getting air through the oil and airaiting and sometimes putting oil out the dipstick

gearbox oil not serviced and got too thin
oil getting too hot ..check or fit external oil cooler
a seal may have been leaking
wrong oil
is there gearbox breather

Mar 19, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Oil leak from my SSangyong Rexton 2.7XDI continues to be a problem

drain /remove the oil until the correct level is obtained on the dip stick for starters . Next the "O" ring seal on the side of the box at the harness should be fitted with the use of a sealant ( locktite blue or red) in to a dry hole and allowed to skin . Incorrect fluid levels will cause the oil to aerate and flow out of any breather holes and will pressurize the transmission placing a strain on any seal .

Jul 22, 2014 | 2006 SsangYong Rexton 270

2 Answers


i doubt its a sudden occurrence. Get the throttle body off and clean it with carb cleaner until its spotless. Check all breather pipes on manifold and intake side and make sure they are clean. Other possible cause is bad throttle position sensor.....

Jun 15, 2014 | 2001 BMW 325

1 Answer

Oil breather on gearbox, transfer case and diffs

any hose works. there, there are hosed already there, about knee cap high now.
you buy hose extender, fitting, (seen in any autostore) then matching hose and route even higher,.
it just air, any hose works,

May 01, 2014 | 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

I am looking for assistance with my transmission for the truck mentinoed (1994 chevy sierra c1500). the seals have expanded and the fluid has leaked out.

I assume it's a manual transmission,
Check that the gearbox air breather vent is not blocked. If so, top up with gearbox oil and re-check for leaks.
Replace all leaking seals, if cleaning the breather doesn't fix it.

Jan 21, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer


is it coming from transfer case gasket?its mounted to gearbox or breather

Jan 01, 2010 | 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser

1 Answer

124 200e burning gearbox oil any ideas?

remove small vacum pipe from modulating valve on side of gearbox if oil in pipe replace valve.

Jun 03, 2009 | 1992 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

1 Answer

Selespeed failure code

First try to replace the gearbox oil and do transmission flush (cheapest solution). This is how to do it
If problem persists you need to have the gearbox fixed/replaced
hope that helps
Good Luck

Feb 21, 2009 | 2006 Fiat 124

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all 2004 Renault 181 Questions

Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

691 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Renault Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4874 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Are you a Renault Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides