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Old September 8th, 2004, 11:30 AM
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Tranny leak??

I was over my buddies place for a BBQ, next day he called me & said I left a 1'x2' spot on his driveway. He couldn't be more specific than that, i.e. identify color & so forth. I got under the D-90, & saw nothing of note, there was a few spots on the leading edge of the tranny that looked reddish tinged. How can I possibly tell if the tranny has leaked out fluid? It runs/shifts fine, no difference that I can tell(I've only driven it 2 miles since). Is there any immediate feeling that I could discern? I might as well do a fluid change, but it was just done 2000 miles ago. Any advice would be great.

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Old September 8th, 2004, 12:17 PM
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...How can I possibly tell if the tranny has leaked out fluid?


uhm... look at the dipstick?



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On a more serious note...

I would imagine your tranny would whine or clunk louder if it runs out of fluid. But I would begin by checking the dipstick and fill as necessary. Go back to your friend's house and see this 1' x 2' spot and remember how you parked your truck and try to figure out where it lines with. I wouldn't worry too much about it....
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Old September 8th, 2004, 12:30 PM
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Alrighty, where is the dipstick? It is the R380 manny tranny, I was unaware a dipstick existed.
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Old September 8th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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you will have to crawl under and on the passenger side of the trannyI think, ( I should know this) there is a T-55 torx plug that you will have to remove to check the level. same idea as the t-case but its not a torx plud its the same as on the diffs, and if fluid runs out or you can easily touch it I wouldnt worry about it. You may want to change it, or check your t-case level also. There is no dipstick.
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