View Full Version : transmission oil in bilge water

06-20-2012, 08:25 AM
i own a 96 outback and cannot diagnose the source of the leak. it is not much but it is fowling the bilge pump and i do not want to contaminate the lake.

06-20-2012, 11:56 AM
One thing to check. There is a plate on the bottom of the transmission held on by two bolts. Behind this plate is the transmission screen filter. If this plate is not installed perfectly, it can develop a leak. Also, there may be a gasket there that has deteriorated to the point of leaking. It is very difficult to get to. While you are in there, I suggest you clean the filter.