[V8] Another auto transmission question/issue
wilke_jb at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 10 05:56:03 PDT 2009
These transmissions almost always start leaking from seals around 150k or 15 years - both of which most of our cars are past (as does any car really). The problem is that most of these seals are un-changeable with the tranny in the car. You really can't even replace them with the tranny out unless you are willing to partially dissasemble it. The one that really sucks is the rear seal on the front driveshaft - it is protected by a 'tube' and runs up the passengers side of the tranny - it is a real pain to replace - trust me, I've done it. I would try to find where your leak is and also get the fluid level just right so that you can see if your problem goes away - if it doesn't then you should look for another unit. Good luck.
--- On Thu, 9/10/09, David M <daves745t at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: David M <daves745t at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] Another auto transmission question/issue
> To: "7013885254" <chance9121 at gmail.com>
> Cc: v8 at audifans.com
> Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 8:23 AM
> I'm not 100% certain it's trans
> fluid, but it is definitely not thick
> enough to be gear oil.
> Didn't look to be blow back from the front so I just
> assumed that's
> what it was. Viscosity was thw same. Could not tell if it
> had a
> reddish color b/c it was pretty dirty under there.
> On 9/10/09, 7013885254 <chance9121 at gmail.com>
> > I know I've heard mention of the 'Marbles' description
> a few times.
> > You mentioned wetness... Is it trans fluid for
> sure? Or, perhaps more like
> > heavy gear oil? A strong smell to it, and
> > ---- Original Message ----
> > From: "David M" <daves745t at gmail.com>
> > Date: 9/9/09 11:21 pm
> > To: "V8 at audifans.com"
> <V8 at audifans.com>
> > Subj: [V8] Another auto transmission question/issue
> > Haven't posted in many, many moons but have been
> lurking much more lately to
> > try and pick up where I left off so to speak.
> > On the way home today I noticed a pronounced 'buzzing'
> from under the car,
> > that grew to what I would describe as a whine.
> Got under the car and it is
> > definitely coming from the transmission. From
> underneath it was
> > surprisingly wet (hadn't noticed any spots on the
> driveway at all) and
> > sounded like there were a few marbles right behind and
> possibly above the
> > exhaust cross-member by the tranny pan. I live
> on a hill and I also noticed
> > a shudder or stumble shifting from 1st to 2nd but not
> from 2nd to 3rd. I
> > have the tranny dipstick, looked a little low so I
> added a quart, then drove
> > it around a little and the sounds were not as
> > Based on the 'hard shift' post and advice to remove
> pan, clean and replace
> > filter/fluid, I'm thinking that would be my first
> course of action as well.
> > Make sense? Any other ideas or WAGs? This
> came completely out of the blue
> > so I'm really hoping it isn't the beginning of the end
> of my tranny....
> > Thanks in advance!
> > DaveM
> > 90 V8Q Pearl
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