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Old 02-16-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Transmission Autopsy! Finally ;) --->NOW WITH PICTURE<

So jr's3800 has me crawling under my car for the first time since the trans went boom to measure my front and rear swaybars and spring diameters. As I jack it up, green leaks out (top end torn down, no surprise), but PINK leaks out too. I squirmy under there with the calipers and flashlight and what do I discover.....

The differential is cracked ALL THE WAY AROUND the entire circumference on the passenger side output end, about 4" in from the bearing. ALL the way around. Basically, the case seperated. Looks like an exploded output shaft on the right side.

But the car drove fine for about a day after it happened, which means I only had power to the left wheel.

Pics sometime this weekend.
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Wish I woulda gotten pics of mine when I got it out....My casing came down in 5 separate pieces from the casing.....lol....I changed the trans before I even knew this club existed.....lol
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Geeze, cant wait for these pics at all
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I read in your sig about your tranny. When and how did your tranny go BOOM? Sounds like a long thread that I missed while I've been away. Can't wait to see the pics :o
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It didn't actually go 'boom'. It went quietly, and leaked out all the fluid while I wasn't looking
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It didn't actually go 'boom'. It went quietly, and leaked out all the fluid while I wasn't looking
They are called mirrors. I could still follow that trail three days later.
Any sign of a replacement?
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Bastard.

Hell, I could follow the trail 2 WEEKS later. It took alot of rain to clean the parking lot at work

Trans is still in the works, but I obviously no longer have a core

Patent money coming soon, Mike But I have to get the top end put back together first.
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ACTUALLY......the car is STILL fast. I just can't put fluid in as fast as it leaks out.
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Duct Tape and JB Weld.
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Im surprised your transmission is still mostly on your car!
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