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I am OUT.. truck is down a leak..

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by PowerWagon, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Sad day I have to quit snow removal.. truck just had an broken seal back of engine block.
    here's the leak I found in my drive way after finish other drive ways..

  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    believe it or not, this repair isn't the worst, or hardest thing to do, an afternoon if you are mechanically inclined at all, get a chilton manuel, and a friend who can give you a hand, pull off the transfer case, unbolt the transmission and pull it back, then you take a punch, knock out the old seal and tap in the new seal. and those old dodges have loads of room under them for you to work on it.
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Oh man. That's a real bummer. It won't hurt to try fixing it though. The way I see it is that it can't get much worse if you tried.
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    You can change that seal in 1 day if you know how to do.

    Most time those seal go bad when crankcase vent is clog. it pop any seals that are weak.

    Change PVC Valve that will reduced crankcase vent pressure.
  5. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Why not just keep the crankcase full until you have time to change the seal. Milwaukee is right change the PCV and maybe it will slow down the leak or maybe even stop it.
    Never give up the fight.
  6. Lugnut

    Lugnut Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Looks like the deere will be stepping up to the plate here
  7. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    I agree, I'm all in favor of the 4020.
  8. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Don't go out without a fight !
  9. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    yeah the Deere 4020 be a real good tractor.. problem is tractor is not near me at all, my dad is using it.. :cry: One those days it will be moved near me.

    yeah I can do Repairs but it's going in to a shop next week. Wife called some guys who do repairs will help on it.

    wish I had other truck for back up. but don't have that kind income at this time.

    Hope I win the Power Ball Lotter TONIGHT..

    this old truck needs to RETIRED.. but yeah it's good truck to get around snow.
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Sorry for your troubles.Just don't tell the DEC you left behind some oil.:nod: