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Old 10-09-2011, 04:56 PM
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Re: Possible oil leak?? Anybody?

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Not to hijack, but is the skid plate even needed if I dont do any off roading? I was considering removing it for some of the above reasons....
I have done nothing but tame offroading (250 miles from home i didnt want to break anything), and I contacted my skid plates a few times, nothing super hard or that would give me any fear of damaging anything, but you paid for them, may as well let them do their job

as for the leaking connector mentioned, he has the 545rfe, the nag (with the leaking connector) was never mounted behind a 4.7l.

It is probably just oil from a sloppy oil change, but as mentioned pull the shield and clean everythign off and go from there.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:12 PM
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Re: Possible oil leak?? Anybody?

The skids are easy on/off. I took my engine skid off to diagnose a tranny cooler line leak & change the fluid in the front diff. After that, I left it off in case I needed to do some follow up. Put it back on for some late summer 4-wheeling. It's takes some rock shots from time to time, mostly the bolts for some reason. I replace them with new ones if they get too bad. My muffler took a minor dinger somewhere that I didn't know about
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:30 PM
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Re: Possible oil leak?? Anybody?

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there is a known problem with a plug on the transmission housing, I believe its a place with a sensor is located. pretty common failure point, had it replaced on mine in the spring.
I think this is the tsb
http://www.wkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk_2100205.pdf
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Re: Possible oil leak?? Anybody?

Ok so this is the Follow up. I took it for a ride today on the Highway(about 12 miles better than my daily commute, which is about 5 miles), parked it on a street and checked the tranny fluid. I saw it was lower than last week when I added alil bit of fluid just so I can monitor it. I did everything the manual says on how to check the tranny fluid, got the Jeep to operating temperatures, parked on leveled ground in neutral with the parking brake and engine still running and it just reached the first hole of the hot level. So I went straight to the mechanic to have them check it out. Just before I dropped it Off I double checked the fluid to see if I wasn't crazy, this time the fluid was close to an inch above the two holes of the hot level. I panicked and thought I might have overfilled it trying to monitor the right levels and took it straight to the mechanic that changed the tranny fluid in the first place.

So this is what he said, I had no leak the stuff on the skid plate was moisture that had build up since the last time the tranny fluid was changed and he told me that the tranny fluid levels were full but not overfilled. I kind of want to take his word for it but it still didn't sound convincing so I ask you guys.

1) Since I was trying to monitor the tranny fluid levels, did I check the tranny fluid properly? . I did IT like the manual said, but the mechanic explained to me that when I take my vehicle to the highway alot of the fluid is in the gears so it's not going to read properly, so I would have to wait 5 minutes or so. Can someone clarify this for me?

2) If indeed it's overfilled is there a simple way to take some of the fluid out? Because he told me if I had overfilled it I would need to take it to a transmission specialist to have them use a special instrument to take some out. Which sounded like bs. Thanx for the input.
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Re: Possible oil leak?? Anybody?

I use a "Mityvac" for sucking transmission fluid out the dipstick tube on my car, pulled out 4 litres (it has measurements to show how much fluid you remove), and reinstalled 4 litres. You could do the same if you overfill, the Mityvac is a bit pricey for one of use, but I use it now for no mess fluid changes.
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Re: Possible oil leak?? Anybody?

Thanx suzieque, Good to know Ill definately look into that
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