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Here is the long story short....

Two weeks ago I took my FJ into the dealership for the shuddering problem, they determined that that the tranny need to be replaced and took care of the job. Fast forward to yesterday, I was doing some routine checks under the beast and noticed oil on the pan that covers the transfer case. I immediately drove it to the dealer for them to check. After waiting the usual time of 1-1/2 - 2 hrs for them to diagnose, the service writer comes back and proceeds to tell me they couldn't find anything wrong so to better help them tell where the leak was coming from they injected a dye into the transfer case and told me to come back in 1200 miles. So I left, drove my FJ home and low and behold as soon as I got home this is what I saw on the transfer case again...... It is only 6-7 miles from my house. I jumped right back in and drove it back to the dealer and told them to fix it and off I went in a loaner car............. FUMMING :flame:

My thought is when the changed the transmission they neglected to replace the gaskets on the transfer case or now the transfer case took a dump. What do you guys think?
 

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If you remove that plate can you tell where the leak is coming from. They shouldn't have had to break any of the transfer case seals in that region to replace the tranny. Only seal would be the tranny tailhousing to transfercase seal which is well ahead of where that leak is showing up.
 

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If you remove that plate can you tell where the leak is coming from. They shouldn't have had to break any of the transfer case seals in that region to replace the tranny. Only seal would be the tranny tailhousing to transfercase seal which is well ahead of where that leak is showing up.
No, it is currently at the dealer but its driving me nuts. No leak before transmission replacement, now it leaks.

Thanks for the info FJnewb
 

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Dealer got back to me yesterday, they hosed the seal when assembling the transmission and transfer case. Pinching it and causing it to leak, another 4-5days in the shop for the fix not that it will take that long but I requested they go over my truck with a fine tooth comb!!

Maybe it's time to change dealership.... Way to many headaches with the one I am currently going to.
 

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At least you have the luxury of a dozen Toyota Dealerships there in LA.:cheers:
 

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I would ask the current dealer why you should continue doing business with them. Hint at some free OEM mud mats or an oil change to get back into your good graces. If they are indifferent, go someplace else.
 

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I would ask the current dealer why you should continue doing business with them. Hint at some free OEM mud mats or an oil change to get back into your good graces. If they are indifferent, go someplace else.
Oh you know it, as a matter of fact when this whole fiasco started they proceeded to charge me for the dye to diagnose the problem. I have since spoken to the director of the service dept and they will refund me for that fee and I am getting tickets to the Long Beach Grand Prix for this whole weekend... He was very apologetic about the whole issue and vowed to get it right this time.
 

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At least you have the luxury of a dozen Toyota Dealerships there in LA.:cheers:
Hey Jimmiee,
Your the tranny specialist, have you ever of this happening and how could something like this happen? They rushed the job, missed replacing the seal? I'm dying to know.
 

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Are you suggesting the dealership "missed" something? :worried:





:lol::lol::lol:

Thats why I get my oil changed, alignment and yearly inspection done at Toyota. The rest is worth a 4 1/2 hour drive each way to BaerTrax
 

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Are you suggesting the dealership "missed" something? :worried:





:lol::lol::lol:

Thats why I get my oil changed, alignment and yearly inspection done at Toyota. The rest is worth a 4 1/2 hour drive each way to BaerTrax
No never, we all know that the dealership can do no wrong....:rofl:
OC its funny you say that you travel 4 hrs for other services. Just yesterday my next door neighbor was telling me they go all the way out to Lake Havasu in Az to get there services done because he doesn't trust the dealers in our local area!!
 

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found this post while googling and I have the same issue so I figured I’d post here for those who might encounter the post in the future, to add another account of the same issue.

transmission fluid flushing and filter replacing touted here on the forum ended up only being a temporary respite for me and my transmission was toast at a little under 200k miles. it Just so happened that my mom had to be rushed to a surgery (she is okay) and I’d driven to visit her in Florida when the transmission really went. Rest of the car is in good shape and I don’t really have something I’d want more than it so I bit the bullet and got a transmission re built by Toyota installed by a 3rd party shop recommended by multiple different mechanics in the area with hundreds of high reviews.

I drove home after my transmission was replaced and my Mom was okay, got home, and the entire underside of the car (fuel tank, rear suspension, front of the rear axle/diff) was coated in what I know from my work with heavy electric motors and gear systems to be gear oil. Both of the seals for the drive shafts are totally dry, leak is coming from what appears to be somewhere else on the transfer case. I’m calling the shop on Monday but I fear they’ve made the same mistake.
 

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I had the trans replaced on my 2007 and noticed the same leak days after. I went back and they had to replace the same seal as yours. I guess it's a common issue when they mate the trans to the transfer case. They replaced mine and it stopped marking it's territory in the driveway like an old Harley.
 
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