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Nate'sTour
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Re: Transmission casing new
#458641 (Re: Abbo) 11/19/03 03:15 PM

Battery vent? Transmission vent?

What????

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Abbo
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Re: Transmission casing new
#458646 (Re: Stevedrivr) 11/19/03 03:21 PM

I only mentioned the O2 sensors and the Oil pan as reference to price. There is no claim they are related to the trans.

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Abbo
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Re: Transmission casing new
#458653 (Re: Nate'sTour) 11/19/03 03:25 PM

The trans vent is attached to the clamp for the battery and when I bought a new battery it came with a short tube and an adapter to be used in some cases and I figured this was a case of new emission control so I hooked them together and then found out here that the vent connected to the battery clamp is a trans vent. The trans vent is ended within a few inches of the battery vent. The battery has a single vent that points right at the trans vent ann is very close.

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Abbo
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Re: Transmission casing new
#458915 (Re: Stevedrivr) 11/19/03 06:35 PM

I just aked about any other options to fix the hole and he said that a JB weld would not last on aluminum and offered no other solution. He admits they have never seen this before and we will get a better look once they have dropped the trans.

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Re: Transmission casing new
#459027 (Re: Abbo) 11/19/03 07:57 PM

Originally posted by Abbo:
...we will get a better look once they have dropped the trans.



Hopefully they're not sightseeing at your expense.

The time for a dentist to say he can put a filling in the tooth is before extraction.

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Nate'sTour
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Re: Transmission casing new
#459038 (Re: Abbo) 11/19/03 08:04 PM

Originally posted by Abbo:
The trans vent is attached to the clamp for the battery and when I bought a new battery it came with a short tube and an adapter to be used in some cases and I figured this was a case of new emission control so I hooked them together and then found out here that the vent connected to the battery clamp is a trans vent. The trans vent is ended within a few inches of the battery vent. The battery has a single vent that points right at the trans vent ann is very close.




I'm totally lost (still) as to what that is. Is it for MTX or ATX cars only?

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Re: Transmission casing new
#459047 (Re: Nate'sTour) 11/19/03 08:10 PM

Tranny vent added for '98, atx for sure, can't say about mtx - don't have one.

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Abbo
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Re: Transmission casing new
#459307 (Re: horseydug) 11/20/03 12:10 AM

I agree but at least I have let them know I want to see this hole. He said the trans guy could see a trail from one spot to where it puddles so I still am wondering if this couldn't simply be leftover from when the fluid may have blown out of the dipstick tube but they seem to be confident it is actually leaking from the case. I didn't ask but would assume they know enough to actually make sure the fluid level in the case is actually decreasing.
I am still kicking myself for making such a boneheaded connection but that trans vent tube location is terribly misleading especially coupled with the battery coming with a tube and adapter. It has been a comedy (tragic) of errors all the way back to how I "killed" the battery in the first place but I still find it incredulous that my boneheaded connection, that I removed after only 20 miles, has caused such a hole in the case and all this expense.
Thanks for all your comments because discussing it at least helps my blood pressure a little.

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Update on trans case leak new
#460344 (Re: Abbo) 11/21/03 12:14 AM

Posted by Abbo on 11/20 @ 5:19pm transferred from now deleted thread.

Originally posted by Abbo:
I went to look at the leak this afternoon and he pointed to a spot and said that is where there leak is but there was no hole to be seen. I asked if they could run the trans or at least turn the whole thing to see if it leaked and he said they couldn't at the dealership. They could only run the car for awhile and then remove the airbox and at that time see where it was pooling. I have pictures of the spot and will try to post them in the appropriate area if I can figure out how.
The area he pointed out could not have possibly "blown out" from my battery escapade but I suppose if it is a bad cast and a pinhole leak as he said then it may have been the final straw. It still seems like there would be very little loss of fluid considering the hole can't be seen and it at the top of the casing. He said a lot of fluid gets splashed there and lot was pooling. I can only see a serious leak if there is pressure there but I gave a feeling I have been hosed to the max and lied to my face. At least I have a number on the trans.

Has anyone ever heard of a serious leak at the top of a trans case made of aluminum?

I can e-mail the pictures to anyone interested because I am not sure I will be able to post them.





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Champagne96GL
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Re: Update on trans case leak new
#460361 (Re: horseydug) 11/21/03 12:40 AM

Pics of the Transmission

"Two are from a short distance. One is a closeup shot just
below the "compartment that had the supposed leak. One
is a close shot showing the pool of fluid in the
compartment just right of center and the best is the
real close shot where you can see the pool and the
supposed hole is just left of the pool where their is
a shiny sort of tinny look. He said the wall may have
been cast thin there but I still can't see there being
much if any of a leak there."







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