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3_percenter
09-08-2019, 03:20 PM
Hello guys. I think i'm not going to like the answers most of u r going to gi e me but here goes. I have a 2014 JK Sport. I noticed my transmition was wet. Its the entire lenght of transition from front to beck. Checked fluid fine. Then I changed the oil theother day and only got back little under 5 qts. I lost a qt in little less than year. I took of the engine cover looked around the oil filter, no obvious leaks. Looked from underneath and my guess its coming from some where on top of engine near the back. Underside of engine has no obvious leaks. Anyone have this issue? Driving me crazy. Worse yet, its my daily driver. Thanks in advance for your help guys.

wayoflife
09-08-2019, 03:21 PM
If you're seeing the oil along the transmission, I would guess you have a rear main seal leak.

OverlanderJK
09-08-2019, 03:23 PM
You went a year without changing the oil?


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wayoflife
09-08-2019, 03:23 PM
You went a year without changing the oil?


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:cheesy: I totally missed that :crazyeyes:

dhughes16
09-08-2019, 03:40 PM
Iím hoping he means through the last year heís only lost a total of one quart after multiple changes? 🤷🏿*♀️

Anyway, could be your oil cooler as well. When I noticed oil on my bell housing thatís what it ended up being. Thereís a good write up in here for it and the parts like ~$140 I think. But thatís only if you can confirm thatís what it is...

Iíd recommend cleaning all the oils off of the tranny now and check it frequently to see where itís coming from


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cozdude
09-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Burning oil is natural and only 1qt in that long of a time is normal. seepage is a normal thing as well. Unless itís wet I wouldnít worry about it. Also you will never get all the oil out of the motor and when go and change the fluid.

3_percenter
09-08-2019, 06:01 PM
I change the oil every 5000 miles which time wise is more like 8 months. I have to look into cooler possiblity first since its easiest and cheapest posibility. Ill up date. Thank you for suggestions

cozdude
09-08-2019, 10:05 PM
I change the oil every 5000 miles which time wise is more like 8 months. I have to look into cooler possiblity first since its easiest and cheapest posibility. Ill up date. Thank you for suggestions

1qt within 5000 miles is WAAAYYYY within spec. If it was a quart every thousand then thatís a problem

OverlanderJK
09-08-2019, 10:07 PM
1qt within 5000 miles is WAAAYYYY within spec. If it was a quart every thousand then thatís a problem

Pretty sure Chrysler says 1 quart within 1,000 miles is within spec even.


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WJCO
09-08-2019, 10:17 PM
Pretty sure Chrysler says 1 quart within 1,000 miles is within spec even.


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Seems like more manufacturers are going with this number.

So if you have a 5 quart system and the manufacturer recommends changing the oil every 5000 miles, then your oil pan should be completely empty when you change your oil and you are all good because you are "within specification."

Zstairlessone
09-08-2019, 10:19 PM
Itís the olí feed-n-bleed method of oil changes


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3_percenter
09-09-2019, 12:02 AM
I dont think wet transmitions and many drop of oil on pavement wherever u park is within specs.

AgBass01
09-09-2019, 12:23 AM
If you are leaking oil and it's coming from bell housing area it's likely oul cooler.

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