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How much ATF drains out if you pull the rear driveshaft?


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#1 grossgary

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Rear output shaft seal has a very slow drip leak, been that way for years, about time to replace it.

2002 OBW H6 VDC. Any Subaru will probably be in the same ballpark. I'll jack the rear of the vehicle up so more fluid will stay in that way too.

A quart? A bunch of quarts?

Been awhile since I've done it and I usually had the nose way up so more comes out.

#2 Gloyale

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

A quart? A bunch of quarts?


somewhere between. In park the fluid is not far above the pan

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

somewhere between. In park the fluid is not far above the pan

if it's not far above pan then with the rear up in the air, fluid up front - that rear seal is already above the pan so might be possible for very little to come out?

i'll probably just drain some, simple enough, i just didn't have any on hand tonight.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

i don't think any will spill out when you pull the shaft unless you tilt the trans.
the learning process on pulling the trans goes something like this,
remove the shaft,
drop the trans,
tilt the trans, oops,
clean up the ATF.

IIRC

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

that settles it - i'll just pull the driveshaft with cardboard on the cement and a large pan to catch anything that might come out. might save a drain/refill.

tilt the trans, oops,
clean up the ATF.

LOL, been there, done that!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

If you jack up the rear of the car you should only get a few drops. If you use a clean pan you can filter any that drains out and put it back. :D




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