Capri gearbox oil leak

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antonio31
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Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by antonio31 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:15 am

Hello,

I have a problem with my gearbox (Ford Capri mk1 with 4 speed gearbox). I changed the rear oil seal and it still leaking through the propshaft (like in the photo). Is there any cover or something in that hole? I replace the oil from the gearbox and almost half has been gone from that area.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers!
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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:44 am

Seems odd to me , but if your sure thats where it's coming from. I would remove the yoke from the u joint and have a real good look at the end of the spline tube. It should be sealed off . I got a hazy memory that an old 3litre drive shaft I have has a disc welded over the end of that hole. Maybe clean it up ( looks ok) ,hold it open end up and tip a bit of crc in there to see if you can spot the leak , might be just a pin hole you could put a blob of weld on :)
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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by Paul G » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:23 pm

Another thing to check is the sleeve in the rear of the gearbox. Put the propshaft back in and see if there is a lot of play in this. The bush/sleeve can be replaced so long as you can still get one for that gearbox type.

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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by antonio31 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:56 am

Hello,

Thanks for your answers. I found a picture on Google and seems that I should have a plate in that hole. I checked on mine and there is nothing. I will try to weld something there.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Antonio
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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by EightyFive » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:59 pm

Paul G wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Another thing to check is the sleeve in the rear of the gearbox. Put the propshaft back in and see if there is a lot of play in this. The bush/sleeve can be replaced so long as you can still get one for that gearbox type.
I think this seems more likely, sounds like oil has dripped it's way down to the yoke and making it appear as if it's coming from the prop.

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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by tejb1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:25 pm

Exactly that. My gearbox is always mildly incontinent, and it can look like a leaky diff as the oil travels some considerable way.

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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:13 pm

antonio31 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:56 am
Hello,

Thanks for your answers. I found a picture on Google and seems that I should have a plate in that hole. I checked on mine and there is nothing. I will try to weld something there.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Antonio
Sounds like Antonio has found the problem guys .
Have to agree that oil from a leaking prop shaft seal travels a fair way , mine made it all the way to the rear number plate (oil spots all over the back of the car ,which were easier to see in all the dirt :whistle: ).....and the exhaust on the way there .....which explained the burning oil smell whenever I stopped in traffic
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Re: Capri gearbox oil leak

Post by r2vdh » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:18 am

Fixed all the leaks on my car recently... Now I have no rust protection underneath :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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