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Old 12-01-2009, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 TJ tranny problems

I have a 2000 TJ with a 3spd auto(32RE?) and a deeper tranny oil pan. The tranny is leaking fluid from what i thought was the tranny oil pan seal, It has been a on going problem so i replaced that seal last weekend and still the same problem...its not to bad at times but some times when wheeling it will just start pissing fluid out, also some times in the parking lot it will just drain the pan...I am not sure what to do at this point...any help would be great! I know there is another seal up front but i really didnt think it was leaking from there but i guess anything is possible.

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Old 12-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please clarify where the oil is coming from and which seal you replaced. Sounds like you have 2 different oil leaks from your post.
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Please clarify where the oil is coming from and which seal you replaced. Sounds like you have 2 different oil leaks from your post.
sry man never been a very clear writer...The seal that i thought it was coming out from was the tranny pan seal...Thats where i had seen the fluid coming out of so thats the seal i replaced...lol but that helped nothing at all so I guess i was wrong and its dripping down there from some place else but just not sure where...
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You aren't overfilling it are you? Does it only leak when it is hot? When you are operating at extreme angles?
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also, make sure not to over tighten the tranny pan bolts. i have the skyjacker pan on my 2000 with 32rh and it leaked after i put it on. i kept tightning it and it leaked even more.

i replaced the gasket that came with pan for a stock one. every now and then i have to snug up the bolts a little cause it leaks. after i tighten them it goes away. the only time i overfilled mine it spit the fluid back out the dipstick.

oh yeah, fyi, stay away from water with that tranny. the pump has no vent tube on it for water crossings. i found out the hard way.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the same problem when I added my deep transmission pan on my 32rh. Turns out the fluid was coming out of the dipstick after driving long distances from the transmission being overfilled. It finally found it's happy spot and hasn't leaked since.
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99.9% sure what the prob is. Its coming from the output shaft seal on the tranny and the oil is coming out the weep hole. Simple fix remove the xfer case, remove old seal from output shaft (very easy to get to) install new seal, reinstall xfer case and be happy
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Pretty sure its not being over filled...it manly does it at operating temp...some times it wont leak at all other times at angles it will start pissing!!!
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also, make sure not to over tighten the tranny pan bolts. i have the skyjacker pan on my 2000 with 32rh and it leaked after i put it on. i kept tightning it and it leaked even more.

i replaced the gasket that came with pan for a stock one. every now and then i have to snug up the bolts a little cause it leaks. after i tighten them it goes away. the only time i overfilled mine it spit the fluid back out the dipstick.

oh yeah, fyi, stay away from water with that tranny. the pump has no vent tube on it for water crossings. i found out the hard way.
I am currently running the stock gasket right now...i will try losing the bolts but started with them pretty lose and as it leaked i tightened them down with no help at all
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99.9% sure what the prob is. Its coming from the output shaft seal on the tranny and the oil is coming out the weep hole. Simple fix remove the xfer case, remove old seal from output shaft (very easy to get to) install new seal, reinstall xfer case and be happy
crap my be waiting till after the desert for this fix
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Is the replacement pan made of steel or aluminum? If it's steel the bolt holes could be flared from overtightening. If they are put the lip on a flat surface and pound them flat.
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Is the replacement pan made of steel or aluminum? If it's steel the bolt holes could be flared from overtightening. If they are put the lip on a flat surface and pound them flat.
tried that to start with and still no luck
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