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Old June 12th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation What will happen? Overfilled manual transmission fluid

Hey guys i own a 05 av6 6mt and i took my car to jiffy lube to have them change my engine oil and transmission fluid. As soon as i left i felt my clutch acting funny but i had taken my car to the track 5 days ago so i didn't make anything out of it.I then took off to school and 4 hours later i came out and i checked underneath my car for oil leaks and i spot a bunch of puddles all over my car. I then drive off the parking lot and on second gear half throttle my clutch slips, like if it was in neutral. It is now 9:30 and i cant do anything about it so i drive home and park my car jack it up and the first thing that came to mind was oil leak. The whole bottom of my car was dripping with oil. I couldn't spot anything but my friend johnny came to conclusion that it was tranny fluid. So next day 7am took the car back to jiffy lube and they checked it out they said oh its just tranny fluid they might have over filled it with pump and i told them to drain the fluid and fill it on top where 3/8 plug is at and guestimating 3 qt came out when they drained the tranny oil not considering what had come out on the road and at school. They filled it back up with the 2.3 - 2.6 and i was off. So now the clutch still slips and while in gear half throttle i sometimes feel that the pedal and the gear lever will vibrate then i let go of gas and then it stops. So i need to know if my clutch is going out because of wear and tear or if its going out because of them overfilling my transmission.

btw: i dont know where the tranny spew hole is at but I have read that sometimes it spews into the clutch housing and soaks the clutch in oil. Dont quote me on this
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Old June 13th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Old June 13th, 2010, 12:32 AM   #3
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man off all the places you took your car too.. Jiffy lube... don't you watch dateline? Car comes in perfectly fine and next thing you know BAM its dead.

Anyways. Was it slipping before? Did you use honda OEM MT tranny fluid? Or did they use some water down crap. How many miles on the car?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #4
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The transmission fluid has nothing to do with the clutch.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #5
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man off all the places you took your car too.. Jiffy lube... don't you watch dateline? Car comes in perfectly fine and next thing you know BAM its dead.

Anyways. Was it slipping before? Did you use honda OEM MT tranny fluid? Or did they use some water down crap. How many miles on the car?
It was not slipping before i don't know if it was coincidence but it started after i left jiffy lube . When they overfilled it they used some "powerslot" generic brand then i made them put OEM. 72,000 miles on the car

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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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Here is a vid of me in 6th gear all three times that i push on gas pedal is on half throttle. The car revs but it doesn't go anywhere, mph does not go higher

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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #7
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The transmission fluid has nothing to do with the clutch.
then where is the spew hole?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:44 AM   #8
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i thought MT, you cant overfill? well.... 4 banger you just keep filling until it comes out and plug the hole.

i think it could likely be that they spilled the oil in the clutch area so now the clutch is oily thus slipping... b/c the clutch area isnt exactly air tight, if there was oil all over the place, might be some on the clutch.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #9
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There is a breather tube inside the trans which is where excess fluid would come out, this fluid can then easily get on the clutch causing slipping and fouling the clutch with trans oil. Basically Jiffy Lube owes you a clutch.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #10
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proof, you the man Paul









So jiffy lube got the job clutch job quoted at 650 at their mechanic shops and they said that the most they will give me is 700 for the job including auto parts clutch. I demanded the work be done at Honda but they declined me to fix it there because it was going to be too much. am i out of line to demand that my clutch be replaced by honda with oem parts when i still had original clutch?
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Old June 16th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #11
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Ohh I think it may be time for the family lawer to write a letter to jiffy lube, just get everything well documented and keep the parts, that clutch looks like it would have had ALOT of life left to it.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #12
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Jiffy Lube should not get to choose who fixes it, or how much it costs. Jiffy lube needs to make sure it's emplyees know what they're doing, so this wouldn't happen.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #13
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^ i agree.. they break it they bought it, cant be going around breaking bmws and offering ford as replacement... yea...if they **** your car up during a simple oil change that they do all day long, i would seriously bring into question the competence of their "mechanic"
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Old June 18th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #14
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Hey Paul, do you think that you can show me where the spew hole is at?

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Old June 18th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #15
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See that metal cover next to the starter hole being held on by one 10mm head bolt, it is behind that.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #16
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Is this the cover that you are talking about Paul?

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Old July 11th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #18
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I'm curious, how is it possible to overfill the MTF when the instructions tell you to fill it until it starts to come out of the fill plug? Unless you used the wrong fill hole, you'd literally need to use a positive displacement pump and cap it really really fast, by which time you should have realized you were doing it wrong...no?
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Old July 11th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #19
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for the v6 you dont fill it til it comes out the fill hole cause the fill hole is on top not like other manual trans.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #21
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for the v6 you dont fill it til it comes out the fill hole cause the fill hole is on top not like other manual trans.
Interesting...so no way to check the level, but if you don't get the level right, you could cook the gears/syncros or the clutch. Wonder which brilliant engineer thought of this idea.
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Same engineer that included the check hole.
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for the v6 you dont fill it til it comes out the fill hole cause the fill hole is on top not like other manual trans.
There is actually a screw you take out on the front of the case and fill it in till its starts coming out. It's a tinny screw i think 10mm wrench size.
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Same engineer that included the check hole.
So then why don't people just fill it through the check hole
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check hole is on side and in small spot so kinda difficult to fill through there
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So then why don't people just fill it through the CHECK hole
because it isnt the FILL hole....
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because it isnt the fill hole....
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Well if you want to manually retard the timing then you just rotate the distributor towards the retard... IE You standing in front of the car.
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because it isnt the fill hole....
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Well if you want to manually retard the timing then you just rotate the distributor towards the retard... IE You standing in front of the car.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #29
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Thanks guys for all the help, Specially to Paul

Court ruled in my favor, Got my Money Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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congrats! and shame on jiffy lube!
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