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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 3rd September 2017, 12:56 Thread Starter
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hi anyone had a problem with the auto box on a 2012 2,2 4x4 we have a clear oil leeking from what with think is the auto gearbox
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 3rd September 2017, 15:20
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Automatic transmission fluid is usually red in colour when it's new and once it's been in the transmission (through the mincer) for a while it turns a lot darker. If it's a clear fluid it might be brake fluid or power steering fluid but again that usually turns darker when it's been used.

I'd suggest you put out clean sheets of paper or cardboard under the car and let it sit overnight. If you can locate whereabouts the oil is coming from it might give a clue..

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hi this is it and it's all under the engine cover
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 3rd September 2017, 15:50
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When you say under the engine cover do you mean the undertray underneath the sump or do you mean the engine cover you see when you open the bonnet? (sometimes referred to as the beauty cover). It could be engine oil ifn it's been changed recently, it's hard to tell which oil it is from the photo, but it certainly looks clean

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hi under the sump but also under the back wheel arch is we with it i did dip the oil and that was dark there is no smell to this stuff at all do the rear shock absorber have oil in them for lifting ?
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If it's ATF then you need to take off the sump guard, clean off all the area and start checking where the leak is coming from. It might be coming from the torque converter in which case it's transmission out or it could be coming from a faulty switch housing, can't say. The 2.2 engine is known for leaks around the sump and tiiming cover also been known to leak from the oil cooler pipes. Probably be better getting it on a ramp.

The self-levelling rear shock absorbers have fluid in them, same as the other type and they will leak externally if the seals are gone. I don't know how bad the leakge looks when they go, never had any trouble wiht mine.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 3rd September 2017, 21:17
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Could be when the engine oil was changed they missed the filler cap and oil has run down and collected in the under tray and with driving some has been blown under the motor and wheels have thrown it up on wheel arches
Think you need to remove the under tray so it can be cleaned off then give all the under side a degrease then keep an eye out for any oil. But if your not loosing any oils / fluid then I would be thinking sloppy mechanic
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Looks like ATF fluid could be steering rack check level first, but its looking like auto box
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 4th September 2017, 19:49 Thread Starter
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right the car has been in today and could not find any leaks at all have in the air running in drive mode NOTHING at all come home in it and the stuff was all over the drive when i got hear .maybe the<h1 ="ttl" itemprop="name" style="margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-size: 20px; line-height: 25px; font-family: "Helvetica neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Transfer Box he thinking now as only doing it under load</h1>
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Hope it's not your transfer box
Search in the search bar top right of screen if on Mobil switch to classic view search transfer box and google pump rub

But if it's your transfer box that's on the back axle and how does oil from back axle get to your engine under tray confused

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