trans fluid leak

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by hotrodjohn, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Active Member

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    I notice I am leaking trans fluid out of the shifter pawl centering screw. What's the fix?y
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  2. hotrodjohn

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    I'm thinkin loosen ,clean ,silicone and vacuum hose attached to trans oil fill hole. Tighten screw. Hopefully with primary on.
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  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Is this the screw with a lock nut?

    Is this the screw in the middle of the cover Locked with a nut?

    If nut is missing that may be the problem... Going off memory now.... my 2000 FXDS

    signed....BUBBIE
     
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  4. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Active Member

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    No lock nut but none pictured in the service manual
     

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  5. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I looked in my 2ooo book and saw nothing, have you taken it out?

    My 2ooo FXDS is different "it does" have a adjustment for the shifter and a Lock Nut.. sorry I can't help you, with that picture Others may come to the rescue..

    signed....BUBBIE

    second thought .. If it is just to tighten try Blue lock tight..
     
  6. hotrodjohn

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    It is a #50 torx. Tough to get to with primary on.
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  7. Jack Klarich

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    I took a #50 torx. cut it about 1/2" long. Drill hole in 3/16" steel and weld it on the backside. Bend to accommodate. Had trans drained because I am putting on a longer clutch cable (which dennis kirk sent the wrong one and I didnt figure till it was on:newsmile08:, wrong travel length) I backed out the bolt to expose threads,Brakeclean threads, pluged vent hose and had a buddy hold the shop vac over the trans filler hole as I lubed up the bolt with silicone. Sucked it right in and tighten it up with homemade tool:D

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  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    HotrodJohn
    There's nothing like fixing stuff yourself - in particular with a home-made tool that works. That's in sync with my version of true Harley spirit...