1996 Geo Metro massive leak, complete failure

  • 1996 GEO METRO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 10,400 MILES
First my speedometer suddenly stopped working. I removed the cable.

Next, driving a short distance a loud clunking noise occurred with a massive transmission leak.

I babied the car 5 miles back and parked. I added a quart of transmission fluid and it poured straight through. Upon examination of the transmission case I discovered 3 chunks had blown out midway up the housing close to
where the two halves of the case bolt together.

To move the car a few feet can I used some type of special epoxy to slow down this massive leak?

also exactly what went wrong so quickly and massive with the tranny. I have a feeling there is loose chunk or a gear chugging internal in the case.

Finally it sounds to me like this old car is now a charitable gift.

The repairs would probably cost more than the car's
value by a large sum! Could I be wrong.
i would appreciate some serious advice and help from someone who is a true transmission specialist. I'm williing to pay for knowledgeable advice from a transmission specialist.
Do you
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 31st, 2008 AT 3:28 PM

1 Reply

Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

You have suffered a major internal failure, possibly a diff gear has shattered and the shrapnel had smashed the case, you can try and plug up the case, but I feel the internal damage will be terminal, the cost of repair will be high as the cars is destroyed, your cheapest option will be a transmission from the wreckers.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, August 31st, 2008 AT 5:36 PM

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