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A shop overfilled my transmission on a 2005 997 6spd. They used the wrong fill plug. I drove the car from their shop home about 45 miles mostly highway before noticing. I called the shop and they said no worries they will take care of it but I would need to get the car back to them.
I jacked up the car and placed level on jack stands. I pulled the correct fill plug and at least 2 quarts came out. by inspecting the transmission it looks like the fluid was coming out around the passenger side axle.
Does anyone know what could be damaged by driving the car with an overfilled transmission. I am confident the shop will make good but I would feel much better if I understood possible damages to the transmission/seals.
Has anyone had any experience with transmission Fluid leak on automatic, tiptronic 986, its by the front driver side tire, only about a half cup's worth. The car is an 03 with 107k miles, I have had the ims bearing taken care of and replaced the rms, no oil leaks. The air pump, fuel pump and aos have all been replaced with in the past 10k miles... at my last service mechanic stated that the transmission wiring harness would be the next thing to fail based on the mileage of the vehicle. Has anyone had any experience w this? Could this be the cause of the leak? ... any insight would be appreciated
I have a 2006 997.1. Recently I noticed that the plastic cover at the rear of the car was covered in oil. After pulling it it was obvious that it was gear oil from the transmission, and that it appeared to have come from the left (driver's) side axle. I pulled the halfshaft and replaced the seal. I then refilled the transmission and the leak has not gone away. I figured I screwed up on the seal, and replaced it a second time just to make sure I hadn't lost the tension spring or whatever but that didn't do anything.
My next thought is that it was probably overfilled. The book states 2.9l, but my assumption is that it can't actually take that much during a change -- only when filled from dry. After some googling I found some references to 2.6l when doing a change, though I've not been able to verify that in the owner's manual, service book, or anywhere else.
I started slowly draining fluid and driving around the block to see what happens. As I drain more fluid it leaks less and less. However, I don't want to end up with too little so I'm not sure what to do here. The seal was an easy change, but I'm not too keen on doing it again because I'm pretty sure that's not the problem at this point.
Does anyone know if the transmissions on these cars might have some kind of vent on the driver's side?
The passenger side is dry and clean and there haven't been any problems with it. Is it likely that it's still overfull and the seal is really meant to prevent excess from splashing out and too much oil will still find its way out? From what I see those seals really can't do much to hold anything in if there's an excess of oil being thrown at it.
Greetings everyone. I've got a really weird problem going on at the moment. So, I put my car up on my jack stands and did a transmission fluid and front differential fluid change with Porsche OEM 75w-90 fluid.
After buttoning up everything and making sure everything was tight and not leaking, I took the car for a test drive. I noticed first of all, that my clutch wouldn't quite return properly when I started up the car. I checked to make sure the floor mat wasn't causing any problems, the clutch pedal popped right back up, so I assume it was the mat.
After getting the car out of the garage, the clutch was returning properly, until I made it to 3rd gear. At that point, the clutch felt, the best way I can describe it is "sluggish." Then, it felt like the clutch was slipping horribly. Trying to accelerate in any gear was was nearly impossible. Incidentally, I could start the car on a hill without any problems (in first, obviously).
I finally made it home, put the car in my garage and will crawl around under it in the morning. The fluid change was a simple task so I don't know what could have gone wrong. I filled it until it dripped out of the fill hole, so I definitely didn't overfill (yes, I used the forward fill hole, not the one by the axles) :-) Everything was working perfectly prior to the fluid change.
Anyway, has anyone ever experienced anything like this after changing transmission fluid? What could I have done wrong or screwed up?
PS: The car is a 2008 Carrera 4S