ATF Leak. What could it be? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old September 22nd, 2004, 12:59 PM
mdmccallum's Avatar
Status: Offline
'97 Defender 90 SW
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Durango, Colo.
Posts: 425
Unhappy ATF Leak. What could it be?

I recently found a leak under my D90 (1st leak since I have owned it). It appears to be automatic transmission fluid and is coming from b/w the engine and bell housing. Whatever it is looks and sound expensive. Any thoughts and can anyone recommend a good LR mech in Durango.

Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2004, 03:39 PM
ronward's Avatar
Status: Offline
None - sadly
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Columbus, Georgia, USA
Posts: 387
For starters check the power steering reservoir and feed lines for leaks. Then check and fill transmission if necessary. Plan for the worst, hope for the best. Good luck.

Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2004, 08:08 PM
Davis's Avatar
Status: Offline
Chris Davis
94 D90, 88 RRC
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,106
a lot of us have small drips--if mine, with drips, stay full, I don't worry about it. When I start leaving puddles as opposed to spots, I will fix my problems. Maybe even the trucks problems too. (ha ha). It is probably the input seal to the transmission. It is kind of a pain to fix, because of its position--more of a labor than part issue. It would probably take me several hours, so I imagine it is probably a few hundred bucks in labor to have fixed. The seal is not expensive. just a pain to get to. I have a drip from the 0-ring between my transfer box and transmission. Been dripping about 8 months. I opened up the transfer box and it was nearly full. Good enough for me to leave it alone.

What you will want to make sure of, though, is that it does not get on the clutch--not only will it slip, but that will pretty much be it for the disc. You would need an awful lot of fluid leaking for that to happen--I think you would know it if you were in trouble. That being said, I would probably wait until I replaced my clutch until I dealt with that problem. Usually they just drip a little.
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
COOLANT LEAK, PLEASE Read this and help if you can...Thank you!! norros Defender Technical Discussions 15 December 21st, 2008 12:18 PM
ATF Leak underneath Radiator shawnpalmer Defender Technical Discussions 4 January 16th, 2007 10:25 PM
New Leak d901560 Defender Technical Discussions 0 May 2nd, 2005 02:21 PM
Oil Info XD90 Defender Technical Discussions 5 September 7th, 2004 09:07 PM
Exhaust leak dmarchand Defender Technical Discussions 12 February 4th, 2004 03:12 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 AM.