car repairs


Question by  westivan (16)

How do I fix a transmission fluid leak on my cv joint?

I have a Geo Metro.


Answer by  Jsands1982 (871)

If you have a leak on one side it is always best to replace both CVs. Replacing the seals may also stop the leaking. Be careful when removing and installing CVs. They are require a torque wrench and some with special tools. Also if installed improper could cause you severe damage to you and you vehicle.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

If you have a leak where the axle goes into the transmission then you probably need a new axle seal. Try pushing the axle in to stop the leak first.


Answer by  ilikesmirf (147)

Are you sure that it's the transmission fluid leaking from the cv joint? The CV has it's own fluid, which stays in the cv. Often when the CV boot breaks, it will leak a fluid and create a scraping or scratching noise. The best thing to do is change the part of the axle that it is leaking from.


Answer by  Motivator1 (89)

A common issue with cv joints that leads to the dispursement of fluids and or grease is the wear of the protective rubber boot itself. Simply replace the boot itself.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You will need to have it looked at by a professional, they could tell you what is causing it. It could be anything.


Answer by  Anonymous

same problem with my mk5 jetta, leaking fluid out around where the cv connets to the tranny.

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