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    Posted: 15-August-2021 at 10:30AM
Quick question, I have to change my speedo gear and not sure if there will be a major leak when I pull it out or just a dribble, don't want to lose any more fluid than I have to.
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I am assuming you have a C6? I had no leaks when I pulled mine from my C6.
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 There will not be fluid leaking out unless it was overfilled. Lay on floor, 3/8" box end wrench, small screwdriver to pull the gear clip, swap gear, put new gear on cable with clip, install. Done. You may want to put a new o-ring on before you install into transmission.
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Sorry about that, it is a C6, and the gear I ordered has a new clip and O-ring with it.  Thanks again for the help  -  Dave
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 Did you change rear end gears?
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The car had 4:11 gears with a 2:75 speedo gear in it when I bought it. I just put 3:25 gears in it and am changing the speedo gear to a 21 tooth to try to get it close to the right combo.
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   That is the gear I used for a 3.25. Haven't had it on the highway yet but it seems close on back roads.
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