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post #1 of 13 Old 05-30-2013, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Tranny dipstick leak

I have searched and searched but have not found the answer. My tranny dipstick is leaking at the base as it enters the transmission. How do I fix this? Does it just pull straight out and then I replace the o ring?
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Yes it does...


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There is probably a bolt somewhere on the side that holds it as well but yeah, o-ring at the base of the tube.


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There is one on the back of the head keeping it secure as well

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If it's leaking at the base, you are going to have some fun trying to fix it. The tube is in two sections, the lower section is pressed into the trans. If it's leaking between the upper and lower section then it's just a oring.

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I double checked and it is leaking at the base not at the connection between the two pieces. Do I have to drop the pan?
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You will need to drop the pan and the rest of the transmission or pull the cab. The good news is the tool you need is fairly cheap.

The pic shows the trans standing on it's tail.

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Wow not the news I was hoping for. Thanks for the replies. I will see how it goes.
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Anybody ever put some ultra grey around the base?
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did you fix it yet?

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