Transmission fluid leak...
I have a 05 Elantra with around 140,000 miles on it. I just replaced both CV axles to fix a vibration under acceleration at higher speeds problem. I also drained the transmission of fluid when i went to change these axles. I took 4 out and put 5.5 quarts in. I did have the engine running and in neutral when i checked the fluid, and kept adding fluid until it was at the mark on the stick. The engine was hot, however the car had not been moving, so the transmission may have still been cool.
I am wondering if you overfill the transmission, will the excess fluid come out where the drivers axle meets the transmission? This is where the fluid is leaking from. It does NOT leak when the car is turned on. I would have thought that the engine running would spray fluid everywhere if the problem was the transaxle seal. When i turn the engine off, the car leaked about 2/3 of a quart of transmission fluid.
The Transmission fluid still checks full, even after all of the leakage. Did I just overfill the transmission, or did I mess up the transaxle seal? Has anyone had this issue before? The leak seems to be very minimal now, compared to what it was. I am hoping I just overfilled the transmission.
Any helpful input or experiences are appreciated. Thanks!