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Old 06-11-2021, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Shift rod is leaking transmission fluid

Hey everyone!
Iv been on an epic cross country trip in my hardbody. Truck has been running like a champ except for one thing which I have been trying to figure out for about two hours now... maybe someone out there will be able to help with a part number or maybe you have had this exact thing happen to you!

My truck is a 95 4x4 manual. Now before I left LA my shift rod was leaking transmission fluid threw the dust boot. I cleaned it off dumped the transmission fluid and re filled with 75w 90 and the leaking seemed to subside. So I thought maybe it was the trans fluid that was not thick enough.

I have driven over two thousand miles and pulled off the road and noticed the trans fluid was leaking again from the shifter. I think I need to replace a seal or what the manual calls the Rubber Seat... I have looked everywhere for this part and canít find it. Also not sure if I need to rebuild the whole assembly.... thoughts? Or suggestions? Iíll be on the road for another 5 days and wonít be able to work on it until I land.

Thanks for reading! And any ideas part numbers or input!
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Old 06-11-2021, 11:17 PM   #2
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There is a boot under the two other shifter boots. Mine leaked for years and I regret not changing it sooner. Make sure you transmission has adequate GL-4 fluid in it becuase it can leak out over time and run low.
I don't have the part number off hand.
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Old 06-14-2021, 05:33 PM   #3
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Right. Replace the little boot right where the shifter comes out.

Don't use any oil that even MENTIONS GL5 because it contains sulfides that will corrode the yellow metals in your transmission. You need a pure GL4 and there are not many to choose from.
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You can find this boot on ebay or any dealer.
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try this, oem pt# 32862-V5002 check yours to see if the top is at an angle or is straight
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so is the trans fluid suppose to come out of that area and get trapped inside the boot? cuz thats whats happening.. it dosnt seem like thats right.. but im not sure. seems like there could be something else going on besides just a busted boot. like maybe a seal in side...

i did manage to order a new boot! so just waiting on that!
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The small boot seals the shifter. There is a vent tube that allows air to expand and contract. There should be a hose attached to that.
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ahhh ok! thank you!! just got my new boot and am gonna swap it out right now!
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