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Old Dec 4, 2018, 08:44 PM
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Query about buying an Evo 8 "what's the leak?"

I was looking at an evo today and the car started leaking a reddish fluid onto the down pipe closer to passenger side. The power steering fluid was empty but didnít know if it was that or trans fluid. Leaking from here here in the pictures i believe, the power steering fluid reservoir was almost empty, called my local tuner and he said it's probably steering fluid, but he wasn't there and didn't see pictures, so i am here to ask you guys!

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Car runs good, i plan to invest some money in the car to make it more street friendly.

500hp tuned by Tom @ TSCOMPTUNED in PA
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-Test pipe in place of Catalytic Converter

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Old Dec 5, 2018, 05:45 AM
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Bump posted link, let me know the car has some nice mods on it really good price, but a few blemishes.
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Old Dec 5, 2018, 07:01 AM
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Looked at the pics but not sure what its trying to show. Is there fluid leaking from the axle shaft seal?

I say, go for it, but make sure you get some type of money consideration for this leak. Anything can be fixed but it will cost some monies to do it.

I guess, the leak location must be confirmed & then you can negotiate a fair discount of the issue

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Old Dec 5, 2018, 07:06 AM
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I believe it is leaking from the gold area on the right of the rusty boot
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Old Dec 5, 2018, 07:39 AM
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Yeah, looks like this seal here at the TC housing. Pretty sure that seal can be replaced w/out too much trouble





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Old Dec 5, 2018, 07:40 AM
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^^^ beat me to it


thats the axle seal for the transfer case. The T.C. doesn't hold too much fluid and if it runs low it dies. My concern wouldn't be so much on the seal replacement because that's easy, but the actual condition of the tcase.
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Old Dec 5, 2018, 08:26 AM
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That seal is not too hard to change. IMO, the hardest part is getting the old seal out. The OEM part # you need for a new seal is MD758763

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^^^ beat me to it


thats the axle seal for the transfer case. The T.C. doesn't hold too much fluid and if it runs low it dies. My concern wouldn't be so much on the seal replacement because that's easy, but the actual condition of the tcase.
So this is confusing, but i think that is transmission fluid from the trans, not the Transfer Case gear oil. Something i want to dig into more soon.
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Old Dec 5, 2018, 09:26 AM
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my transfer case hasn't blown up yet, so I haven't really gone down that rabbit hole. I'm pretty sure the trans fluid does get circulated through the tcase, so it could be trans fluid. Either way its bad though the trans needs all its fluid too.
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is it just me? or does that axles shaft look like its not in all the way.
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Old Dec 6, 2018, 04:27 AM
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is it just me? or does that axles shaft look like its not in all the way.
I personally thought the same thing, the liquid had a tint of red to it, but no smelly on fingers only when dripping and burning on downpipe. I am going to pass on the deal. Thanks everyone.
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Old Dec 6, 2018, 06:59 PM
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Firing up my foggy memory, a few years ago if you went to Advance Auto for an axle you got one that almost fit but always leaked. That might be what we're looking at here.
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