oil coming out of tranny breather tube

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by gsschulz, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. gsschulz

    gsschulz Member

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    On my 95 dyna wide glide I just started getting oil coming out of my tranny breather. After a few seconds I had a small puddle.What could cause this? This is my first harley and my service manual doesn't describe this issue.Hope someone can tell me where to start.Thanks
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    The first place I would start would be to check for proper fluid level and then verify that the correct type of fluid has been used.

    Here is a good product to use with lots of members here happy with this brand of products.

    Spectro Oils of America - Transmission Gear Oils
     
  3. gsschulz

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    Im using the harley davidson oil.The fluid levels are all good also.Just thought there might be something blocked like a check valve or some type of filter somewhere I don't know about.
     
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  4. trickydoc

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    did you add oil before the overflow? are you checking the level correctly? if you are checking the level with the bike on the side stand, you will over fill the tranny. had the same thing happen to me. check your manual for proper fluid level checks.
     
  5. gsschulz

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    Yes Im checking it flat, not on kickstand.Added exactly the 24 oz it called for.It's correct on the stick. It has 2000 miles since I last changed oil and just now having a problem. Thats why i'm confused a little.
     
  6. Nightowl

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    I rode and evo bike for years and am not familar with a tranny breather tube. Where is it? We are not confusing this with the engine oil are we? always something new to learn.
     
  7. gsschulz

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    on top of tranny on the primary side. Comes out of chrome tranny cover
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Did you do your own service and verify the amount you drained out? Is the fluid for sure coming out of the black vent hose and not from some where else on the tranny?
     
  9. gsschulz

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    It is definatly coming from breather hose. Yes I verified how much was in there.I drained oil out after this problem and measured it. 23oz was in there and it calls for 24oz. I put 24oz back in and have same problem.
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Does the trans. shift OK? Has anything else been changed since the last service? Have you tried looking behind the trans drive pulley? Sometimes the fluid from a leaking tranny seal can travel up as well as down. Are you getting trans fluid on the drive belt?