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#1 06-17-2007, 03:04 PM
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Transmission fluid leak.......

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Here I go again....... my GCSRT8 is 4 months old. She has around 1900 miles and a week ago after returning from a business trip leaving my rig parked in the garage for a couple days, I found her with a huge "more than a quarter" red oil leak. Looking under the car I noticed it was a transmission oil leak. First thing next day, took the car to the car dealer and under the warranty they repaired the car stating it was an O ring problem very common with all Mercedes cars..... took the car back home and she was left again a couple days parked in the garage due to another business trip. Returning back home and for my surprise there it was......... an oil leak again.... This is my second problem with the car........ first one was the tires and now this....... want to know if anyone had this problem and what was the solution. I am very disappointed with the quality of the car....... I thought that the quality issue was a thing of the past but I seem to be wrong, Daimler and Chrysler group merge did not do much for the Jeep quality issue....... Hope to change my mind in the future.... :mad:
 

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same tranny problem fixed today

Sorry to hear you have had this problem so soon.
Today I had the same O-ring problem fixed our SRT8 at 9 months and 22 000 kms old/young I hope this isn't a recurring problem and hope they have fixed it as I will be watching for further leaks.
 

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#1 06-17-2007, 03:04 PM
spookyrp
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Transmission fluid leak.......

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Here I go again....... my GCSRT8 is 4 months old. She has around 1900 miles and a week ago after returning from a business trip leaving my rig parked in the garage for a couple days, I found her with a huge "more than a quarter" red oil leak. Looking under the car I noticed it was a transmission oil leak. First thing next day, took the car to the car dealer and under the warranty they repaired the car stating it was an O ring problem very common with all Mercedes cars..... took the car back home and she was left again a couple days parked in the garage due to another business trip. Returning back home and for my surprise there it was......... an oil leak again.... This is my second problem with the car........ first one was the tires and now this....... want to know if anyone had this problem and what was the solution. I am very disappointed with the quality of the car....... I thought that the quality issue was a thing of the past but I seem to be wrong, Daimler and Chrysler group merge did not do much for the Jeep quality issue....... Hope to change my mind in the future.... :mad:
I believe most of us have had the original leak.
I have never heard of it coming back.
Best of luck with the leak...let us know.
Bill
 

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I had the same problem but no signs of leak then the trans liggt popped on took it in o ring so u gotta get it checked even if you can't see any leaking I also had and syill having tire problems due to potholes on every major highway in ny and nj
 

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Transmission Leak

Took her to in had her repaired with the replacement of the "O" rings, hope the trans was not damaged and that the leak is gone 4 ever........:D Will keep an eye on the leak.......:(
 

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There is an upgraded part for the repair. It has black O-rings instead of the original red O-rings. If they replace it with the original part, it will leak again. I just had it done and the tech showed me the original part and the replacement. It's a plastic sleeve with two O-rings on it.

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Khachi said:
There is an upgraded part for the repair. It has black O-rings instead of the original red O-rings. If they replace it with the original part, it will leak again. I just had it done and the tech showed me the original part and the replacement. It's a plastic sleeve with two O-rings on it.

Khach
Great info!
Hope we all have the upgrade components now..Yah right..:mad:
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Went to my dealer yesterday with the trans leak. New fix--they are now putting the whole assembly in instead of just the o-rings-took about an hour. I was real pleased with the work. I find out that the guys that work on these SRT8 like them and are willing to talk to us owners.I will pay them back with some food today because Im sure that I will be back in in the future.
 

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leak

guys,

my transmission started to leak today too. Are there any other common problems for the jeep SRT 8?
THe O-ring replacement, is that an expensive thing?

best regards

medihummer
 

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Your not a true SRT8 owner until your tranny o-ring leaks.

Mine did it twice already.

Well then mark me down as a true owner my babby had her first period this morning guess its off to the dealer for a new RED O-Ring
 

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