Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 20:15:53 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: '96 9000 - transmission fluid all over driveway!

Salutations: On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 19:49:35 GMT, Al <> wrote: > > > "Malt_Hound" <Malt_Houndnospamm*> wrote in message > >> wrote: >>> Ack! >>> >>> I came out of the house this AM to >>> find a HUGE puddle of trans fluid >>> under my '96 9000 lpt with 100k miles. >> >> So let me get this right... you're driving the car around after it >> leaked >> a lot of the tranny fluid out? >> >> Are you dying to replace the whole transmission for some reason? >> >> Get it into a repair shop before further damage occurs. Whatever the >> cost >> to repair, it isn't getting any cheaper by continuing to drive it >> around... >> >> -Fred W > > No Fred, > nobody could possibly be that stupid...........could they? > > Al > Yes Al, yes I was (99 GLE Borg box) ... OP - it is likely that you have somehow warped, hit or over pressurized the pan causing the gasket or sealer bead to squeak.. In the first and third instances, you need to have a look at the fluid and filter and check who last performed the service. It is possible that whoever did the work last time didn't use the torque table to refit the pan. This is not uncommon at jiffy transmmission places. In the second instance - you need to have ask a sometimes difficult and pregnant question regarding recent driving experiences amongst your family.. Almost greater care is required here - remember, very few folks deliberately go out of their way to bust the family car. In all cases - park it at whoever does your service this evening and leave it there until they can go over it.. You may have to visit twice depending - stay *off* the turbo for a while until you can confirm normal function. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Rose Royce - Car Wash all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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