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Yay! Eternal Angle Gear Leak and New Trans leak??

So my angle gear has been seeping for ever but when doing the oil change yesterday I noticed what looks like a trans leak. I haven't noticed any worse driving that normal recently, my trans seems fine as does my angle gear but this certainly isn't proper. I was hoping for some input about each of these leaks. It looks like the trans one emanates mostly from that one bolt where it still looks moist, maybe just a loose bolt?<p><br>Previous photo from 30,000miles ago.<br><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/100_5195.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>New Photo from Yesterday at 89,500 miles-<br><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/NJGreenBudd/000_0320.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I appreciate any advice here, I am hoping to get a good understanding of whats going on before I make any expensive repairs.<br>Thanks<br>-NJGB
 

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Re: Yay! Eternal Angle Gear Leak and New Trans leak?? (NJGreenBudd)

So I was trying to find more info on the TSB for the angle gear - <p>TSB Number:RTJ-18513 NHTSA Number:10026550 TSB Date:September 19, 2008 Date Added to File:November 7, 2008<br>Failing Component:<br>Steering:Rack And Pinion:pinion Shaft<br>Summary:<br>Volvo: angle gear leakage and resealing for 5 cylinder awd only vehicles. Oil leaking/moisture from the angle gear halves can be resolved by resealing the housing and replacing the seals.<p>But is sounds like resealing the unit should stop the leak, I haven't had any loss of AWD function so i I assume the collar is still good in there.<p>But what about the new trans leak, the big red stain, that wasn't there last time I changed the oil 7,000 miles ago. At the same time I also did a transmission drain and fill flush with IPD's kit, I haven't noticed any troubles with the trans since then or anytime really.
 

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Re: Yay! Eternal Angle Gear Leak and New Trans leak?? (NJGreenBudd)

When is your next mileage service? I would bring it up for sure...
 

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Re: Yay! Eternal Angle Gear Leak and New Trans leak?? (GiRaff3)

I don't have scheduled service. I however have an extended aftermarket warranty that is good for another 10,000 miles or one more year.<p><br>I am more concerned about the transmission fluid leak than anything. I think the angle gear just needs to be resealed but aI have no idea whats up with my trans. Is there any reason it would be leaking from this spot in particular?
 

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Re: Yay! Eternal Angle Gear Leak and New Trans leak?? (NJGreenBudd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NJGreenBudd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't have scheduled service. I however have an extended aftermarket warranty that is good for another 10,000 miles or one more year.<p><br>I am more concerned about the transmission fluid leak than anything. I think the angle gear just needs to be resealed but aI have no idea whats up with my trans. Is there any reason it would be leaking from this spot in particular?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No no. I bought my first R with 68k miles and the warranty was out. I still took it in for the normal service intervals to keep the records up to date and to ensure that nothing was broken or on its way to breaking.
 

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Look, I don't service dates with the dealership. I do my own basic maintenance(plugs, belts, fluids and filters, brakes, etc...) and have an Indy shop to do the big stuff.<p>I was just asking if anyone on the forum might have an idea as to whats going on here with my car. i was curious if any one else may have had a similar leak and could point me in the right direction. I got a bunch of good replies at volvospeed.........<p><br>If it's just a matter of resealing the angle gear and swapping in a new collar gear than I might as well do it myself. I was more curious about the rusty colored spot.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NJGreenBudd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Look, I don't service dates with the dealership. I do my own basic maintenance(plugs, belts, fluids and filters, brakes, etc...) and have an Indy shop to do the big stuff.<p>I was just asking if anyone on the forum might have an idea as to whats going on here with my car. i was curious if any one else may have had a similar leak and could point me in the right direction. I got a bunch of good replies at volvospeed.........<p><br>If it's just a matter of resealing the angle gear and swapping in a new collar gear than I might as well do it myself. I was more curious about the rusty colored spot.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I appreciate the fact that you want to do your own work, I do as much of mine as possible. Hell, I brought my first R to a dealer in Germany for the 70k service or somewhere around there, and they were pissed at me because I took note of all of the "issues" they found (control arm bushings, F/R brakes) and said thanks, I will just do it myself. They stamped and signed off on my service in my booklet after conducting the inspection. I took the car back home, replaced the brakes, and the control arms bushing wasn't even bad, so I left it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I would STILL take the car in for the official look over, just to keep the records in line.
 
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