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I had the TSB done on my rear end (rim shot....just for you chicken!) this last summer and it's leaking again. I have a spot on the garage floor that is 4"x4" and its all over the undercarraige. Should I be concerned? I've noticed the rear end has felt a little odd lately...almost like it's shifting front to back when I accelerate. The fluid is coming out of the vent tube. In it's defense, I drove on freeway, and put it in the garage. It's been very cold here. Should I take it in and pay them $100 to diag?
 

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I'm going to guess that all of the fluid has leaked out at this point. I had an hour drive on the freeway on Wednesday and didn't look at it until yesterday. I drove the car yesterday for 20 minutes with no leak. How will I know if I have no fluid left in the rear end? The whole undercarriage is soaked with fluid above and behind the drain tube. Will I hear something different? Will I feel something?
 

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I'm going to guess that all of the fluid has leaked out at this point. I had an hour drive on the freeway on Wednesday and didn't look at it until yesterday. I drove the car yesterday for 20 minutes with no leak. How will I know if I have no fluid left in the rear end? The whole undercarriage is soaked with fluid above and behind the drain tube. Will I hear something different? Will I feel something?
You could have a lockup of the rear end while driving, if you think it is empty, do not drive it.

I doubt it is completely empty, but if the leak is as bad as you describe, you should have it looked at ASAP, if not immediately.

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You could have a lockup of the rear end while driving, if you think it is empty, do not drive it.

I doubt it is completely empty, but if the leak is as bad as you describe, you should have it looked at ASAP, if not immediately.

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I called for an appointment today and he said don't worry about it...it's under warranty anyway so the warranty will cover anything on it. I explained I have to drive over 100 miles on Monday and he didn't seem to concerned. I'm beginning to think moneypit....or maybe "she" is mad because I've been looking at other "women" to drive everyday....hmmmm.... :lol:
 

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Hmmm....just overfull...interesting. After 4 months it decided it was overfull....hmmmm...
 

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Hmmm....just overfull...interesting. After 4 months it decided it was overfull....hmmmm...
Too funny… Well maybe not that funny. I had a 63 Chevy 409 (my first new car) and I had Joy Fair put a 5:13 gear ratio in it. He had a shop right of Dixie Highway and built race cars; he ruled circle track racing from 1960 to 1980’s. When he filled the rear end with oil he jacked up one side of the car and filled it (over filled it). That was how he built his cars, but for a street car it was over filled and I blew the seals out in about 200 miles.

He replaced the seals and I didn’t have any problems with it after that. On yours it sounds like the vent did the job.

I know it’s a little frightening but you should be OK. I would keep an eye on your garage floor for a while and be aware for a whining noise.

Just out of curiosity what dealer did the work? Was it LaFontaine?
 

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Too funny… Well maybe not that funny. I had a 63 Chevy 409 (my first new car) and I had Joy Fair put a 5:13 gear ratio in it. He had a shop right of Dixie Highway and built race cars; he ruled circle track racing from 1960 to 1980’s. When he filled the rear end with oil he jacked up one side of the car and filled it (over filled it). That was how he built his cars, but for a street car it was over filled and I blew the seals out in about 200 miles.

He replaced the seals and I didn’t have any problems with it after that. On yours it sounds like the vent did the job.

I know it’s a little frightening but you should be OK. I would keep an eye on your garage floor for a while and be aware for a whining noise.

Just out of curiosity what dealer did the work? Was it LaFontaine?
No....it was Lunghamer. Not very happy with them this last time because they did something else as well.... :brentil:
 

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Seeing as how this is only from a month or so back, I'm curious how you made out with the leak?

I have had both the fluild changed with the additive and the vent tube extended, and it still leaks. (I'm getting ready to check the fluid to see if they overfilled mine).
 

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Seeing as how this is only from a month or so back, I'm curious how you made out with the leak?

I have had both the fluild changed with the additive and the vent tube extended, and it still leaks. (I'm getting ready to check the fluid to see if they overfilled mine).
Axle seals are also known to leak.
 

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Axle seals are also known to leak.
I should have clarified. My vent tube is still leaking...which is why I was asking about Ghost's case since his was vent tube related if I read correctly.

Also why I was thinking it was overfilled by the dealer, since I slid under the car and saw it was coming from the vent tube.
 

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Mine was "overfilled". But it's been so nasty this winter, I have barely driven it at all. My brother and I have the pleasure of working together and living in the same sub....so he has been driving to work. I've been waiting for it to leak, but like I said, it's been nasty here in Michigan. As a matter of fact, I have driven everyday this week, but because it's been icy, I haven't gotten above 20mph much in my 21 mile drive. This morning was a 2 hour commute, last night was almost 2 hours. Yesterday morning was an hour and a half....and the night before was the same.
 

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I hear ya on the nasty weather. I don't have any other options for transportation so I'm stuck driving the Solstice in the snow. Please keep me posted on this if you can, because I'm following basically the same path you have. Mine leaked after the TSB, and I just pulled the plug myself and confirmed it was overfilled. Upon pulling the plug, it hissed just the slightest (I heard others confirm their's did too) and it started trickling out. And the car had cooled off.

Sorry to hear about the commute and hope to hear if you still have leaks!
 

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Okay all I am having a very slight leak on the left. Recall on seals done 70K ago. The leak is small like only a drop or two on the bottom of the diff. Drained & refilled, so I'll clean it & see what happens over the next week. don't want to pay $400 to get it fixed.
 

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A drain and refill isn't going to fix a leak....unfortunately. Mine quit leaking, so it was just overfull. Now if I could just get them to fix that pesky oil leak from the waterpump cover...... :nonod:
 
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