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loosing tranny fluid

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by B16, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. B16

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    ok, so i changed my clutch and flywheel this weekend. everything went well. however, when driving the car today, i noticed it started smoking, i figured it was just burning off tranny fluid when i put it in (made quite a mess). but it kept smoking, so i pulled over and noticed i was dripping tranny fluid. so i go back home and check the level, and it was low. so i added a qt of mtf and tightend down the fill and drain plugs some more and drove it around (still made quite a mess). so it looks like its dripping out where the shift linkage goes into the tranny. but i dont know what could have broke in there to make it leak from there. could it be coming out of the axles? i didn't replace the set rings, those are just to keep the axles in place right? or do they do something to seal inside the diff? i dont think its from the oil mess i made in the engine bay, however anything is possible i guess. anyone else have any ideas?
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    it could be coming from the axle input area but chances are your axle is pushed all the way in.



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    yes, its pushed all the way in. i think it is the oil seal in there, where the diff is. looks like i can get new ones for like $2 and pry the old ones back out... better get it all cleaned up by next weekend, supposed to go to the road course.
     
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    Just wondering did you put in Tranny fluid or oil?

    Honda manual trans take 10w30 oil unless you use the higher priced Honda Manual Trans Fluid
     
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    i used honda mtf
     
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    yep, was the oil seals where the axle goes into the diff, it was all chewed up. replaced it today and she's all good, thank god, thunder hill is this weekend :)
     
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    you're not going to hold up the whole line again, are you? :D
     
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    :(
     
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    :D we'll see when the pics come in again. hehehe
     
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    good, atleast it's fixed......



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