roadside help needed.
pyro_10314 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 29 19:59:58 PDT 2007
For those of us whose seals are leaking, is there a
way to tell how much fluid is in the tranny or even a
place to put some more in?
--- Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net> wrote:
> DOH, man....that sucks, I'm sorry I was right on
> this one :(
> Might have gone dry, leaking fluid out by the
> passenger side front seal.
> That one goes because of exhaust heat. Forwarding
> this to the 200q20v
> list as a reminder to everyone to check their
> transmission seals regularly
> for leaks.
> When it happened to me- I was happily cruising on
> the mass pike and then
> felt a jerk, and then another jerk, and then it was
> like someone had
> slammed on the brakes. I barely got the car over
> into the breakdown lane.
> > Seems like you were the closest Brett. either the
> transmission or
> > front differential has failed.
> > Bled the brakes and all 4 wheels moved when the
> car was raised and in
> > neutral.
> > Attempting to put the car in any gear when raised
> even after the rear
> > diff was disconnected would still result in a
> stall with clunking from
> > the transmission/diff area. Limited movement (less
> tha one half wheel
> > rotation possible)
> > Due to time constraints I'm renting a uhaul and
> towing it another 1000
> > miles.
> > Thanks for the help q-listers...
> > On 10/28/07, Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> >> On Oct 28, 2007, at 2:33 PM, I.S. Gall wrote:
> >> > Brett,
> >> >
> >> > Stuck master cylinder is what I've been told a
> few times. It's
> >> > possible that the new unit which was installed
> on Wednesday was
> >> > faulty and took 2000 miles to fail? We've beed
> towed to Rock
> >> > Springs, Wy where pretty much everything is
> closed on Sundays.
> >> >
> >> > What throws me off is that doesn't it needs
> input from me hitting
> >> > the breaks to stop? The car screeched to a halt
> without my foot
> >> > even being on the pedal. The brakes are still
> stuck over 12 hrs
> >> > after initial lockup.
> >> Oh. Hmmm. Are you sure the transmission is
> free? I had a
> >> transmission seize on me because of a fluid leak
> that drained it.
> >> However, it was obvious- I couldn't shift gears,
> neutral was jammed
> >> as well (I think, I forget exactly.)
> >> If you can jack it up easily, see if any
> individual wheel rotates
> >> freely. Even with a seized transmission, there
> will be play in the
> >> driveshafts/differentials.
> >> > Could there be another issue besides the master
> >> Sure, though not sure what; maybe the power
> booster crapped out?
> >> Sorry, I didn't read closely enough to see that
> the MC was new. I
> >> guess it *could* be it failed, but you're right,
> that is very odd.
> >> Time to enlist professional help, I think.
> >> Brett
> > --
> > I.S.Gall
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