Okay so first off, Hello GMFORUM
! I just mossied my way over here from JF and I have a very very strange problem
(or maybe not)
So, my girlfriends has the;
1999 Buick Regal GS VIN;1
It'* a super nice car, w/ leather, power, great handling and fast as ....
; GF says low oil light is on. Check the oil it'* a qt. low. Top of oil, reset light. Good to go?
Next day the light comes back on while I'm at school. She calls me and tells me it'* ticking real lightly (yes, it'* a lifter tick) Tell her to park it and I'll be home after work. Get home late (to late to check it) Glance under it the next morning at 7am and there is at LEAST a qt. on the ground
. Text her and tell her not to drive it. I get home from school today and this is where things get weird.
No oil in the engine at all
. I get under there with the thought that its the front main crank seal, clean up everything with some degreaser, put 3 qts in and a small bottle of dye. 10 minutes pass, no leak. Start it up and confirm lifter tick, I look under the car and see a STEADY
stream pouring out. So I get under there and realize that it'* not the front main, put the trans. output shaft?
Listen guys, I know this is where it'* coming from, the shaft coming from the final drive, to the wheel assembly. It is not diluted with ATF or heavy gear oil. I only put the dye in the engine and it'* pouring out of there.
So my question is for you GM fanatics here, what transaxle am I working with here? Why is engine oil coming out of the trans output shaft?
I understand that not all final drive units take gear oil, some do take ATF or a different oil, but oil directly from the engine??? Something isn't right here... (or maybe it is) If that'* the case and this in normal, then I'll just figure out what seal it is (scarf, lip, what have you), pull the wheel assembly and shaft and replace it.
Thanks guys, I'll put some HTML
in here to make this novel interesting LOL. I'll browse around for awhile (try searching again
) and check back, I don't know how active this site is.
Thanks again - Guy with the weeping GF
This is funny **** ->