Question about 1995 Ford Ranger Supercab
How to fix an oil leak from top of gearbox housing where it joins the manual gear shift, is there a seal or washer that has worn out? it's a 1995 model with 130K on the clock.
It's not the shift stick itself but where it goes into the box, there is a constant leak when the vehicle is in use, gearbox pressure I guess forcing it out, there are no visible cracks or impact damage.
Whats the solution? Can something be replaced without it being a huge job.
Sorry but its going to be a big job. you need to remove the gearbox to open up and get to the seals. you could try and use an additive in the gear box, its like oil seal for engine you can get it for engines gear boxes and difs and power steering. it sometimes goes by seek and seal, in older vehicles its quite good. you will need to replace the oil it will need to be done twice to clean it all out so it can get a good seal.. i.e change oil run engine get the gearbox to move for 20 min then change the oil as its warm not hot so let it cool down for 10-20 min then drain. put the seek and seal in and top up with oil and run as normal, check after a few days to see if its worked. usual does.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gears slip
the transmission is fine its the springs in the preasure plate that have shrunk and the clutch needs to be replaced.
I hope this advice helps.
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Posted on Feb 26, 2009
You need to remove the thermostat housing again. Then you will have to extract the bolts you broke off. You will need to drill and tap them so you can use an easy out to remove the broken bolts from the threads. Then you can clean up both mating surfaces and replace the gasket and the thermostat. Check to make sure you did not crack the thermostat housing or you may have another leak when finished. They are usually aluminum and break easily if too much pressure is applied or they are corroded and weak.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
usually an "O" ring where the shaft comes out of the box but if the shaft is worn where the seal runs you may have to replace the shaft
Posted on May 07, 2009
Firstly, make sure the seal you fitted is the correct one, sounds silly but I have been given the wrong seals by parts people. It pays to check. Next, if you have fitted the seal correctly, and made sure that the seal is in flush with the housing, then it may be that the shaft is worn and may have a groove in it which was caused by the old seal. Pull the shaft out again and check for this groove in the shaft. If it does have the groove, you will need to find and purchase a steel sleeve which is fitted over the worn section of the shaft and ensures a nice clean and tight surface for the new seal to run on, thus stopping the leak.. Here in australia these sleeves are called "speedy Sleeves" and are available from any bearing shop and auto parts stores. The sleeve has a removable step on it which is used to tap the sleeve onto the shaft ( with a small hammer) and is then removed by twisting it sideways with pliers or sidecutters. The sleeve has a scored edge to help with this. Once you have removed the step, carefully clean up the edge with very fine grade rubbing paper ( wet and dry or fine emery cloth) with Oil applied to it to remove any sharp edges BEFORE you refit the shaft into the gearbox. This ensures that the new sleeve does not damage the seal. Re-assemble everything and test drive. As long as the seal is correct and fitted correctly and the sleeve is fitted correctly this will stop the leak. Have fun..
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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where is it leaking from now / get it real clean and let it dry then crawl under it and look for drips / no drips then start engine and watch for leaks if you cant tell where it's coming from try with it clean , throw flour at it , any leaks will make the flour wet and you'll see where it's leaking from . the speedo ? the pan gasket ? the end seals ? the breather ? the lines ?
you want to save money , get under it and find the leak then do your fix
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
Testimonial: "well im a girl i dont really know about this things but i just fixed the front seal i liked ur answer it was simple and convinient it "
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