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A couple of days ago I replaced the rear brake caliper hardware and pads...While the car was in the air, I took a look at the tranny and noticed it was caked with a lot of gunk, oil , whatever, at first I thought I should pull it and just replace the seals all the way around as it is a strong unit....But then when I was under the car today (as usual) I noticed that the housing of the tranny that bolts up to the Torque Tube has a chip out of it about the
and 1.5" across and half moon in shape...I guess sometime along the way a rock or something must have hit it hard enough to chip a piece of the casing right off....Question is what now? Do I replace the tranny with a rebuilt unit or do I pretend I did not see it and wait until I have real issues with it...There is a bit of fluid seeping where the chip is....CRIPES!!!!

Any advise?
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:54 PM
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Wierd.


I would fashion some sort of cover and put it over it (or just use a sock).

Then I would pretend it wasn' t there until something happens.




Wierd..... what is it made out of? ie..is it weldable?
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I bet a muff shop can weld it up for you really cheap.

If you can stick a magnet to it, it can be welded easily. If it is aluminum..you may have to take it elsewhere.
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Re: I am afraid to ask, but....

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A couple of days ago I replaced the rear brake caliper hardware and pads...While the car was in the air, I took a look at the tranny and noticed it was caked with a lot of gunk, oil , whatever, at first I thought I should pull it and just replace the seals all the way around as it is a strong unit....But then when I was under the car today (as usual) I noticed that the housing of the tranny that bolts up to the Torque Tube has a chip out of it about the
and 1.5" across and half moon in shape...I guess sometime along the way a rock or something must have hit it hard enough to chip a piece of the casing right off....Question is what now? Do I replace the tranny with a rebuilt unit or do I pretend I did not see it and wait until I have real issues with it...There is a bit of fluid seeping where the chip is....CRIPES!!!!

Any advise?

Any chance of getting a picture? Depending on where it is broken, you may be fine.
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Did you check the fluid level in the tranny? I can think of all kinds of possibilities but more information would really help a lot.

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The tranny casings are Alloy, makes sure you keep checking your fluid, Also you might be able to JB weld it like Speed said.
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