Any less, the yoke gets slammed up against the tailshaft, pounding out the plug. This thing was leaking pretty bad. Choose from bushing and roller bearing yokes for dozens of popular applications, every one optimized to drive power smoothly and reliably from transmission to driveshaft. tranny fluid leaking through thecenter of the tranny yoke! The bolt in the center of the yoke on the trans was loose. The yoke should push all the way into the tranny then pull out 1 1/2 inches when the driveshaft is hooked up. Hey Guys, Pics of the old girl I put a LQ9 6.0 in my truck with a tune/headers/TBSS intake on about a year and a half ago, after the 4.8 had 200k on it, and it was leaking oil from the rear main/oil pan. Possibility of seal leaking. Re: 4L60E clunk when stopping The splines on the slip yoke in the trans were nice and oily with atf. Does my driveshaft need a sleeve? The tailshaft seal is not leaking any fluid. First I thought it was the rear output seal so I replaced that. Includes all of the following: * New AC-Delco drive shaft yoke tube -- Part #8654063 -- Measures 3.20" Tall. I replaced the transmission in a '94 suburban drove it for 2 weeks, no problems. Went on vacation came back and found a puddle of tranny fluid under it. c/kman. Yup!, this will happen when you are using a late model F-Body Camaro 4L60E, together with the truck driveshaft input. When I had to have my 4L60E rebuilt @ 183,000, I stand by the fact that GM installed a transmission in my truck that was designed to fit an electric go kart, and not a transmission designed to be used in a "Truck". yes you most likely nicked the seal. Most truck transmissions require this yoke seal. It never had a leak before the tranny replacement. Leaking transmission oil from yoke. Went on vacation came back and found a puddle of tranny fluid under it. In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. Got the trans put in, and I talk about issues with the stock 700r4 slip yoke. And i forget which gm trucks they did this on. Re: Transmission Slip Yoke leaking. After driving it there is fluid leaking off the front of the drive shaft. Using a longer yoke on a driveshaft that is too short can lead to vibration and output shaft bushing failure. The transmission slip yoke is leaking from the small hole at the U-joint. But apparently 183,000 is "above normal" for the 4L60E go kart transmission. I probably changed the seal three times, and it still leaked. Its leaking from the yoke or sliding shaft that goes to transnmission. I figured if I was gonna pull the tranny, I might as well pull the whole engine. There is a seal in the tailshaft of the tranny that rides on the drive shaft yoke. It requires 8.4 quarts (9.64″ torque converter) or 11.4 quarts (11.81″ torque converter) of transmission fluid, Top 30 Common 4L60E Transmission Problems and Repair Below is a list of common transmission problems with the GM 4L60E Transmission and possible solutions to repair. * Yoke tube "O" ring rubber Seal. There are some trucks that utilize a 1330 series and/or a S44 u-joint. The fluid is leaking out of the driveshaft yoke at the u-joint, not down from the rear housing seal. I'll be pulling the drive shaft out to have a look, but I would suspect if there is a bleed hole in the u-joint end of the yoke that it is there as a pressure relief when the yoke would slide into the tail housing while driving, therefore I don't think adding any type of sealant would be the ideal solution, there must be a seal in the tail housing on the output shaft that is causing the leak. Hello, I have a '87 v10 700R4 NP208 truck that's leaking trans fluid out of the rear driveshaft slip yoke and can not for the life of me figure out why. (Fig. Ride height it measures 1 1/8" from the output shaft seal to the front of the slip yoke. Sometimes The slip joke leaks out of the vent hole, Other times it leaks around the cap. The following transmissions have 27 spline output shafts: Powerglide Saginaw 3 Speed The fluid is leaking out of the driveshaft yoke at the u-joint, not down from the rear housing seal. What is a sleeve and where can I get one? my napa friend said his was a FREEZE plug leaking. $134.18. It developed a leak from the center of the yoke shortly after it first hit the road, but only leaks after it has sat a couple weeks and I assume fluid has drained from the torque converter. no, the PROPER repair is to replace the FREEZE PLUG or YOKE.i just told you how he did it. 2001 Suburban LT 2WD, 5.3, V8 288k miles stock 4L60E on 5th filter/fluid change; 2nd set of drive shaft u-joints; rear diff new bearings; 2nd fuel pump and fpr; ABS pump circuit solder reflowed; 2nd water pump; 2nd fan clutch; new front wheel bearing units; new front and rear shocks; 1000# rear air springs, … bdubrock, August 18, 2004 in 1999-2013 Silverado & Sierra 1500. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Has anyone else ever had any problem like this, or know of it? $119.19. sweatandsteel I made a mark on both flanges so it all would be lined up the same as it was before i dropped the ends of the driveshaft out. You'll want to buy a new front u-joint since you'll likely be beating out the old one. Again this slip yoke uses a 1350 u-joint which has a cup measurement of 1.188 inches. The drive shaft is balanced and if it installed in a different orientation, it may wobble or vibrate, damaging the shaft, U … This slip yoke is designed for a 1350 series u-joint. The output seals for the transfer case would be the seals to each driveshaft. Leaking Driveshaft Yoke: Written by: Mike Ervin I had a problem that I thought was a rear tranny seal leaking. 14) Fig. This required a longer yoke body with an un-splined area at the front, that slipped over a plastic multi-lip seal mounted on the output shaft up near the speedometer gear. Now my trans is still leaking from the rear. Getting right under the yoke, it really sounded like the noise was coming from the tailshaft of the transmission, not the U-joint. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. That would not cause leakage to the outside of the unit if it was leaking. My car has 134k on the driveshaft. Push the slip yoke all the way into transmission and pull it out 3/4 inch minimum to 1 inch maximum. Then noticed it still leaking but now I can see plain as day it's coming out of the yoke and I'm stumped. The rear seal is bone dry so I know thats good and not the issue. '51 Shoebox, threw in a SBC with a 700r4 from a van. Is there a seal or something in the tail housing or on the output shaft.??? Just recenetly I swapped out the stock engine and put in my own built 350(carb) with a new TCI tranny. I had the truck up on jack stands working on the exhaust for a few days with the front of the truck higher than the rear. just be gentle with the seal and by the way commanche, I've never heard of a freeze plug leaking tranny fluid (radiator fluid mabye). ( I did all the work last month and I believe my drive shaft yoke has some wear. Id spray it off and make sure trans is full and find out exactly where its leaking again. 1) Remove the driveshaft and separate the yoke. The back end of the hole, between the u-joint mounting ears, has a plug in it to keep it from leaking and to keep the elements out. The vented slip yoke is sealed by a propeller shaft oil seal sleeve on the output shaft of the transmission. This yoke accepts 1350 series u-joints, which have 1 3/16" outside diameter cups and measure 3 5/8" wide to the outside of the cups. 2008 chevy Tahoe LS 2wd 4.8 he did not want to spend the money for yoke or plug and labor to fix it.take care. Im leaking fluid here and it is not coming from the transfer case because the transfer case is still full. i think he used a e poxy and got it real clean and cemented the leak shut. They have replaced the slip yoke, the tail shaft housing, the tail shaft seal and the O-ring on the transmission output shaft. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. The simplest way to tell the difference is to measure the diameter of the u-joint cup. Hey guys Ive got a '90 Chevy c1500 and its got 145000 miles on it. Fits the following General Motors automatic transmissions: * 4L60E * 4L65E * 4L70E * 4L75E. 99. So I have a new problem that started about a week ago. When the yoke in manufactured, the splined hole that slides over the tans tail shaft is machined all the way through. Backed it out by hand. 5% coupon applied at checkout Save 5% with coupon. Pop it off. It looks like its coming from the rear seal. I've had a few trucks with leaky yoke seals and you should have no trouble fixing it. 6 on each. It may have been nicked when the shaft was re-installed, thats where I would look 1st. ... Only used for the driveshaft yokes that have the vent hole in them. Using a paint pen, place a mark on the drive shaft and one on the yoke to ensure you place the shaft back in the same position when reinstalling it. 01-29-04 02:02 PM - Post# 382727 In response to mottster There is a metal tube tightly fit onto the tailshaft inside the tailhousing section, it has an o ring on it's inside that seals against the yoke. I've got a 4L60E in a 85 C-10 that originally had a 350C (long shaft). $86.60. But It seems any Spicer or AAM Drive shaft assembly with a slip yoke from any make and model can have this issue. 3) Use something abrasive to roughen the dimple in the yoke for epoxy adhesion. 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