atf leak issue
i need some opinions on an atf leak issue,
i had rebuilt my t case for the truck and im sure it checked out fine, all the seals were new and installed correctly. i took it in to a shop to install it on my trans for a 4x4 conversion on the ranger. after they 'quickly' rebuilt the trans (new seals also) and had lots of problems getting it sealed up themselves. after they installed the t case and filled them up i have a worsening extension housing leak. it very slowly will drip atf every once and a while, it was only leaking at the back of the extension housing but now i feel its flooded slightly because its now leaking out of the front of the housing (tranny side). i checked the fluid levels and the t case is as full as when it was when i got it, the fluid is right up to the threads on the plug. i checked the tranny but it was overfilled slightly anyway so i cant tell if that is the leak or not..i also noticed inside the housing that their is a splash guard on the bottom which makes me believe it floods slightly anyway so maybe just the paper gaskets between the gear boxes are complete crap and cant hold out.
i would believe the leak would be the tranny because..
1> the tranny tilts back and constantly flooding the transmission seal
2> t case seal isnt constantly flooded because fill level is below the seal, unlikely to leak this much from the t case or i would notice it..
3>and im sure the mechanic who workied on it was just about the most shady person ive ever seen in a shop,, for a professional (Mr. Transmission was where i went)
if the case is the problem its my money to fix but if its the tranny, its there time to fix it..
>how common is it to have a t case leak like this? none of my other seals on it leak at all since their all new, especially the flooded seal at the bottom of the case.
> it think it only leaks when its driven, when it sits it doesnt leak that i can see, (no drips on the ground when parked over night) would this meen something?
> would it be possible for a leak to come from the parking prawl pin/mechanism?
i wanna take it back in but i dont wanna be wrong and fork over a $400 bill to replace a dumb t case seal. but i know i did my job right. and i dont wanna put myself through more work to fix their crap work either..
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Last edited by 08rangerdan; 04-14-2010 at 08:15 PM.