Engine & Gearbox Help needed with a gearbox leak

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by japcarmaniac, Wednesday 20th Jun, 2012.

  1. japcarmaniac Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    i have a an f20b6 auto with a really annoying gearbox leak. it seems to leak more when I've stopped driving. after having a quick look i can't seem to find where its coming from, mabey the shifter cable where it enters the gearbox or it could be the driveshaft seal above that area.

    if anybody has had a similar prob it would be good to hear some replies.

    thanks

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  2. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Hard to tell the source in all the mess...I had a power steering fluid leak on my 6th Generation and I cleaned everything up with engine degreaser and then it was really easy to find the leak. Messy job but worth it.
     
  3. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Agree. Best to clean the oil leak mess first. The better you clean it the easier it should be to find the source of the problem.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Has the fluid been changed recently perhaps an overfill? a Steam clean should clean up the area well and then trace the leak.
     
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  5. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    driveshaft oil seals are the most common things to check first but as already said, a good clean is a priority!
     
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  6. japcarmaniac Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    gave it a clean then took it for a drive. after another inspection i can roughly source it coming from either the shifter cable or the driveshaft seal directly above it. i need to get into the driveshaft but unfortunately I've got a locking nut thats snapped so need to drill that out first lol.
     
  7. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Snapped locking nut is a pain inthe back side. I would take a good bet it's the driveshaft oil seal that's gone.
     
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  8. japcarmaniac Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    yes i think ill be heading straight for that seal when i get the nut off. ill just drill a hole at either side of the nut with a cobalt drill bit and plit the thing lol.