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Old 06-08-2014, 08:24 PM
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trans fluid when I drain pull the drain plug

Guys , when I first got this boat a few months ago I had to fill the transmission fluid. Now when I pull the drain plug I get some pink trans fluid. The boat still running fine and shifting smooth. When I pull the center seat and look under the transmission I can see pink fluid.but I can see where its coming from. Any ideas? Am I screwed??
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:42 PM
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I had to replace the hoses to the transmission cooler last year as I was getting trans fluid in the bilge, they were leaking where hose is crimped to the coupling.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:14 PM
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I have checked the cooler hoses no sign of leak there.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:33 PM
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My 2000 230 VRS required new cooler hoses as well. They were leaking at the crimped portion of the fittings, not the threaded/removable part.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:53 PM
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I only see 2 hoses coming from the back of the motor area going to the top of the trans. Both hoses are good at the fitting and the crimped area. I can't see anything on the top visible area leaking. Must be coming from somewhere underneath? NOT GOOD!!
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:00 PM
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Use a degreaser, clean everything near the trans, cooler hoses, etc. run on trailer for a few minutes then wipe everything with a clean paper towel. Red trans fluid shows up fast on a clean paper towel. It should at least narrow options.


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Old 06-08-2014, 10:33 PM
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I was cleaning the bilge for months to get rid of the fluid it was under the fuel tank and in the ski locker which meant the centre ballast bag also got covered in it . If the level is to high you may have some coming out the transmission vent or if the vent is blocked it could blow past the transmission oil seal
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:43 PM
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Also, if you have water contamination it can raise the fluid level and blow out oil like Geordie said. Check your fluid and make sure it's free from water contamination.
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thanks guys., this will have to wait a few days, gonna be a busy week! when i first checked the level the fluid was kinda frothy does this mean i have water in the trans?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:16 AM
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geordie-wake. where is the transmission vent at? how can i determine if its blocked?
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