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Old 08-26-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Question Help diagnose an oily transmission

I have a 2002 TS wagon, MT.

A week ago it was on a lift and I noticed that the drivers side of the tranny was oily and had lots of oily crud clinging to it.

There are no drip marks in my driveway, and the level when cold is at the Min mark.

On the tranny where it is 'wet' there are numerous bolt heads on it, could one be loose? Can I tighten them? Is that most likely the problem, because I couldn't see any other place for the fluid to come from.

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Old 08-26-2003, 03:28 PM   #2
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One day at the dealer I got to stand under a WRX on a lift and talk with the Subaru mechanic. My main concern was a layer or film of oil on one of my axles that caused a little bit of dirt to stick to it. He said that was normal and the WRX on the lift the axles were both almost solid black. I also asked about the tranny oil level and he told me they come from the factory with the oil on the low mark. That is how my WRX was.

No oil on your driveway is a good sign.


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Old 08-27-2003, 02:32 AM   #3
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Check your trannys axle seals I found my drivers side one leaking the other day. Anyone else notice this?
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:58 AM   #4
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How do I check the axle seal? Does a shop need to do that?
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:09 PM   #5
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My car did this and I thought it was a transmission leak.
I was wrong this is a bad axle. You go to the dealer and they fix it.

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Old 08-27-2003, 06:17 PM   #6
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My car did this and I thought it was a transmission leak.
I was wrong this is a bad axle. You go to the dealer and they fix it.

-Scott
What was bad about the axle? At first it looked like the oil mixed with water. Is the bearing broken or worn?
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:20 PM   #7
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My car did this and I thought it was a transmission leak.
I was wrong this is a bad axle. You go to the dealer and they fix it.

-Scott
Same exact prob on my car ...
(i thought it was the tranny though)
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:42 PM   #8
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I got the same problem.

What did you ever do?
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