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Re: hydrolic leak on lo boy cub

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john *.?-!.* cub owner

06-05-2014 20:31:25

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There is no opening in the torque tube to allow the touch control fluid into that housing even if the TC unit is leaking. Your fluid is coming from the transmission input shaft seal. Yes, it must be split right at the front of the transmission to fix it. If you are losing fluid out of the TC, check your engine oil, it is probably going past the seal in the pump mounted on the left side of the engine. In other words, you may have 2 separate problems.

Forgot to mention, the transmission probably is overfilled due to water/condensation in it. Only supposed to have 3 1/2 pints of oil, but I have drained well over a gallon of oil water mix out of them at times.
This post was edited by john *.?-!.* cub owner at 21:02:34 06/05/14.

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TEXAN Connection

06-06-2014 03:35:14

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 Re: hydrolic leak on lo boy cub in reply to john *.?-!.* cub owner, 06-05-2014 20:31:25  
Thanks. Im guessing the trans does not have a plug on the side to check proper level. It would be nice if it did.

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06-06-2014 03:42:20

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 Re: hydrolic leak on lo boy cub in reply to TEXAN Connection, 06-06-2014 03:35:14  
if the low boy is like the regular cub it has a place to check the fluid level ,on the left side of the case, its a small square headed plug just about where the rim meets the tire on the rear wheel

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TEXAN Connection

06-06-2014 12:40:37

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 Re: hydrolic leak on lo boy cub in reply to ericlb, 06-06-2014 03:42:20  

would this be the oil level check plug? I discounted it as it seemed to far down for proper oil level. I did drain the fluid and refill with 3.5 quarts.

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john *.?-!.* cub owner

06-06-2014 19:43:22

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 Re: hydrolic leak on lo boy cub in reply to TEXAN Connection, 06-06-2014 12:40:37  
I am having trouble spotting the plug in your photo, but that is the right area. Almost in line with the shifter and much lower on the side than you would expect. Very small plug.

As mkirsch stated, 3 1/2 pints, not quarts.

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