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Old 10-08-2012, 10:43 PM   #1  
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Exclamation Rear seal leak?

Ok, so I was replacing the hydroboost hoses the other day, and while I had the car on the stands took a look see under the rest of the car.
(2000 GT/MAN. trans BTW)

I noticed around the underside of the car near the rear of the trans, the area was wet? I put a question mark because usually if you gotta leak, you gotta leak.
No puddles, no collection of fluid at the rear of the trans, nothing, just really greasy, dirty, wet right there at the rear and a little around the yoke.
It confuses me because my driveway is rather steep, and that would encourage stuff to leak since I park nose up. Could I be driving this thing around with no gear lube in it? I haven't noticed any issues shifting.
That is my other issue is I can't check the trans in my driveway because I will get a false reading due to the incline. We're only talking about a 5-6% grade. Would I still be able to get a somewhat decent reading? I don't want to have to drive it somewhere level, and then let it cool down just to stick my finger in the transmission.
I've been searching the internet for an hour, and haven't found anything similar to what I'm seeing. I'll have to lift the car again and take pictures tomorrow.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #2  
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probably some tiny seepage thats flinging off the slip yoke while you are driving, if it bothers you enough the tailshaft seal is an easy change.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #3  
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Yea I was planning to, need time to do it, living from pcheck to pcheck doesn't help either. I've only got two jack stands add that to the order too. That way I can check the fluid as well. Turkey baster works great for filling! LOL
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I've gone through 2 rear seals on my trans - 04 Gt manual. Both within 50K so you probably have a very small leak or a bad seal.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #5  
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The SOB that had it before did nothing to take care of this car. Of course it's all after the purchase that I found this stuff. So, exhale, suck it up, and do what's gotta be done.
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Its just a seal, not really a big deal it happens.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:12 PM   #7  
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It's just the attention to detail that wasn't there. This guy was telling me all the maintenance was done by him, yet there's stuff leaking and other cosmetic issues. I'm a little OCD and it drives me bonkers!
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Is your street inclined as well? If not can't you just check there?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #9  
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It's not bad, but I might get taken out by a driver. My street is like a race track! I've got the car port to fall back on, thanks for the suggestion TrexGAWD.
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