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Big hole in my transmission

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The transmission on my 04 v70R has been dripping fluid for the last few months. I thought it was a faulty seal, but it continued to leak even after replacing the axle seal, the transmission carrier retaining ring, and the retaining clips. I finally discovered the problem: there is an enormous hole in my transmission

The 6speed shifts fine, and so it is likely that my tranny was punctured somehow from the outside. I'm probably getting an aluminum welder to patch it up, but how did I get such a big hole in my transmission? Has anyone ever had this problem before? WTF

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Not exactly, but in early in April 17, I ran over a large object on the interstate. It punched a hole in the down pipe and catalytic converter, messed up the drive shaft, tore up the mufflers, and broke the fuel tank loose (about $9K in repairs).  It probably would have fractured the oil pan and transmission as well ... but fortunately I had put an IPD skid plate ( 0.25" aluminum) on the R a couple of years earlier.  The skid plate had several deep gouges in it and what ever the object was it must have kicked up or rolled over to do the amount of damage that it did.  I would surmise that a similar occurrence happened in your case .. although from the bevel on the edges of the hole it almost looks like it had been hit from the inside.

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John

Knoxville TN

2006 V70R w/ 102k miles

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On 1/21/2018 at 8:52 PM, John Randle said:

Not exactly, but in early in April 17, I ran over a large object on the interstate. It punched a hole in the down pipe and catalytic converter, messed up the drive shaft, tore up the mufflers, and broke the fuel tank loose (about $9K in repairs).  It probably would have fractured the oil pan and transmission as well ... but fortunately I had put an IPD skid plate ( 0.25" aluminum) on the R a couple of years earlier.  The skid plate had several deep gouges in it and what ever the object was it must have kicked up or rolled over to do the amount of damage that it did.  I would surmise that a similar occurrence happened in your case .. although from the bevel on the edges of the hole it almost looks like it had been hit from the inside.

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John

Knoxville TN

2006 V70R w/ 102k miles

that skid plate from every tech I've ever talked to is not recommended.  It traps to much heat in the engine bay by blocking air flow.

 

 

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