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Dumb Ques on Bellhousing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudbog42, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. mudbog42

    mudbog42 1/2 ton status

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    Does the bellhousing hold engine oil or transmission fluid:dunno: , because my truck all of a sudden decides to start leaking oil:mad1: so I troubleshoot to try and find the leak :thinking: and I find a stripped out bolt on the bellhousing that just spins,:ooo: so i go to loosen it and oil drips from behind it:what:

    Could this be my leak or did I just find a bolt that needs to be replaced?:dunno:
    Thanks:bow: 86:usaflag: :k5:
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Auto or manual?

    Your bellhousing doesn't hold oil, something is leaking.

    It could be the rear main seal (motor). It could be the input seal for the transmission too.
     
  3. mudbog42

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    Auto sorry forgot to mention that, its a 700r
     
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    Shouldn't be any fluid in there. You now have two problems. Stripped threads on a bolt and a leak. If its red your trans is leaking. If its oil then your engine is leaking. Most likely culprit is the rear main seal. Degrease your engine if that is what's leaking so you can find the leak before you start replacing things that may not need fixed
     
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    Yeah I just got the motor cleaned the other day to try and find it, its leaking engine oil but the main seal looks to be dry. Checked valve covers, they look dry, I just wiped it all down again and nothing yet but it seems to be coming somwhere between the valve covers and the bellhousing because that side of the motor keeps getting wet but I still can't pin point the leak
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    longshot but check the back of the intake and the distributor gasket. ive had both of them throw me before.
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'll put money on the intake gasket
     
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    Yep!
     
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    oil pressure sender is there too,
     
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    Good point, Sometimes look over the obvious hunting a simple problem.
     
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    hadn't thrown it out there yet but that's exactly what I was thinking
     

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