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Old 09-18-2007, 02:53 PM   #11
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The only reason I said crap was because I did not kow that I was leaking oil. It hit me by surprise because the oil level did not go down a whole lot between changes.

I really dont like what Autozone has either so I will trek to see if NAPA is better.
I'm going to replace the hoses and clamps with all new ones to be sure. I'm just not sure if I'm going to loose all or just a little of the trans fluid when I pull the hoses out.

Unfortunately the bumper is near the bottom of my list right now. While I really want to replace it and make the car look great, the leaks and exhaust are priority right now.

Thanks for your help.
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The picture of the oil drips points to the transmission pan. I'll assume that the trans filter was changed by a previous owner at some point in time and they didn't clean the gasket surface, reused a gasket that shouldn't have been reused(damaged), or did not properly torque the bolts holding the pan in place. That'* my take on it anyways....
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Yeah, the oil leak looks kinda red like transmission fluid. You'll want to keep an eye on the trans fluid level. On the hoses, (transmission cooler hoses) a new set from the dealer cost about $56 and are a worthwhile repair. These hoses are known to fail, and sometimes when they do, oil sprays over the engine including hot exhaust manifolds. More than one Bonneville has been incinerated because of this. I made it a priority to change mine out.

I agree with Stan, your description of the starter noise is typical of a failing starter drive. I would be thinking rebuilt starter before winter 'cause it is easier to get underneath now than in February.
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Ok the starter needs to be replaced, today it did the same thing so its
Are you guys sure thats the trans pan? I thought the trans was the "silver" one behind it.
Its definatley oil where the drips are, not trans fluid.
I will get the hoses and swap them along with the starter before it gets too cold. I will NOT do outside work on a car in winter here in NJ. Too dam cold

Today I changed the Radiator cap cause it was also leaking.
At this point the only thing that doesn't leak is the blinker fluid
The old radiator cap has what appears to be congeled coolant. It has the texture of gel. Is this an indication of a problem? Last week the guy doing the oil change attempted to take the cap off while the coolant was hot and he only unscrewed it a little bit. Could that have cause the gel to form?
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With where the arrows are pointing, it looks like they are directing our attention to the trans pan. The fluid that is visible in the pic appears red and looks like dirty trans fluid that'* seeping out. (with the exception of the arrow pointing furthest to the passenger side)

If you can take another picture of the leaks you are speaking of, with a little more light on the exact areas in question, we can hopefully give you a positive answer one way or the other on a possible course of action. Not trying to say you are wrong, but I personally can't see much other than the edge around the trans pan.

Hopefully someone will chime on on the gelled anti-freeze. I'm curious myself.
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