Mystery Oil Spot in Drive
A couple of days ago, I noticed something dripping on the driveway from the back rear of my TX (only has about 60 hours on it). I didn't worry about it because I had just driven through a ditch full of water and assumed it was water. Today, however, I noticed that the spot on my drive where I was parked appeared to be clean, clear oil. (Guesstimating, maybe a half a quart.) I checked the oil level in the gator and also the transaxle. Oil was fine, transaxle was a little low, but not much. I added about a cupful to bring it up to the mark. I crawled around underneath and everything looks fine - no oil residue anywhere, drain plugs are tight and clean. About the same time this happened, I noticed that one of the rear shocks started creaking when going over bumps. At the time, I thought it was just cold, but now I'm wondering if maybe the shocks are oil-filled and one lost its oil. (I didn't find any evidence of oil residue around or under either shock.) I've looked up shocks on the JD site, but can't find any mention of them being oil-filled. Does anybody know? Or does anyone have any other ideas of where the oil could have come from?
Last edited by 88goldwing; 11-19-2019 at 06:58 PM.