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Old 09-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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oil leak on clutch??

I just got a phone call from my service manager and he said that i got some oil leak so they will need to replace clutch and seals. Oil leak and clutch, how come they are related??


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Old 09-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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I just got a phone call from my service manager and he said that i got some oil leak so they will need to replace clutch and seals. Oil leak and clutch, how come they are related??
Well, welcome to the forums...

Oil leaks out of the transmission via the input shaft seal and makes its way to the clutch plates. This renders the clutch pretty much useless since clutches work by friction and oil is used to reduce friction...

New seals are being used to prevent this issue... allegedly.

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Oil leaks out of the transmission via the input shaft seal and makes its way to the clutch plates. This renders the clutch pretty much useless
That is the answer i was looking for, thank you.I actually knew a lot people experienced the same issue, but i was not sure about how physically it was possible ( oil leaking into transmission). I hope new clutch helps!
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That is the answer i was looking for, thank you.I actually knew a lot people experienced the same issue, but i was not sure about how physically it was possible ( oil leaking into transmission). I hope new clutch helps!
If oil leaks from A to B (clutch) and you replace B without finding out why A is leaking, I don't have to be a genius to suspect the problem will come back again... am I missing something?
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If oil leaks from A to B (clutch) and you replace B without finding out why A is leaking, I don't have to be a genius to suspect the problem will come back again... am I missing something?
He mentioned new seals in the first post - hopefully that will solve the problem of the leak.
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