2002 Cadillac Deville

Tiny
M.L.J.
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  • 2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Hello, I have a 2002 Cadillac DeVille, 90,000 miles and was wanting to know what are the symptoms of an clutch housing leak? My transmission runs fine. Also I know to check transmission fluid when hot but I checked it cold and theres was nothing on the dip stick. I was under the impression there should still be some kind of fluid on it even when cold? I drove it to get some more transmission fluid and I checked it right before I went in to the store and it was full almost to the top with fluid. I looked in it and it was almost to the cap and was wondering if it is safe to drive for a long trip? Thank You very much.
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 11:30 PM

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Tiny
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If the bushing in the third clutch housing is worn, your symptom would be an external leak at the left(drivers) side axle seal. Often times a seal is recommended as a repair, and it repeats leaking fluid shortly after. There should have been fluid on the stick, even when cold. You should notice on the stick, a cold range, and a hot range. I would assume that when you checked it at the store it was still running, in park? If you have no other driveability symptoms, or a check engine light, it should be fine for a trip.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
M.L.J.
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Thank You for the reply. Well I checked it again and looked in the fill hole and I see absolutley nothing in it or on the dip stick. When its hot its almost over flowing. I dont have any external leaks. No check engin lights info states transmission fluid life is at 100%.
I just wanted to see if anyone on here can give me some info. I took it to the cadillac dealer ship and they said it was a third clutch housing leak but I thought they were blowing smoke up my butt. I also went to someone I know who does a little work on cars but not a lot and he said that the leak they speak of would be an internal leak? So I dont know who to go by as I have had very bad experiences with dealerships ripoffs (3k to fix they quoted) and other mechanics. Thank you in advance for any info out there great motor heads.
M.L.
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i will try n get a picture up of the transmission fill hole when cold and then when hot. I just dont know what to think if its normal or a disaster waiting to happen.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 5:06 PM

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