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Is this possible???.Transaxle question..
Posted 27 October 2003 - 01:31 PM
Well, it's a few weeks later now & i'm not sure if it was actually lack of maintenance or if it's actually the car that's making the oil disappear!!
Here's whats going on:
I've been checking the transaxle oil often since I got the car back & it keeps losing the oil somewhere but ONLY while it's being driven..Now here's the weird part..I've been checking the transmission fluid also & it's level keeps rising higher everytime the transaxle level falls..I've even had to drain off some of the tranny fuid twice now because it was getting too high & at the same time put MORE oil in the transaxle.!!.Simply put, I think the transaxle oil is making it's way into the transmission somehow but only while it's being driven..
Is this even possible??What the hell is going on??? :boohoo:
Posted 27 October 2003 - 01:37 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 02:04 PM
Calebz, might be on the right track, I'd take it back and ask the shop who rebuilt your transaxle. If they did rebuild it, they should have replaced that seal. If they did and it leaks, then they installed it wrong and need to replace it, at their cost.
Also, I believe the two fluids are different, with the differential fluid being heavier them the auto tranny fluid, seems to me that if there was a leak, it would be going the other way. Also, the bright red tranny fluid would start turning a dark brown as it gets deluted by the differential fluid.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 02:52 PM
I agree, you got screwed. Any half decent mechanic should have replaced that seal during a transmission rebuild. Take the car back to them at once and give them the what-for.
Running with differential oil in the transmission will damage the trans after a while, as the transmission fluid is a hydraulic fluid and must be pure in order for the trans to run properly.
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