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Severe Transmission Leak, even after front seal replaced.
I am in need of some help.
1997 5.2L 1500. Tranny fluid dumps out of the bell housing when shifted into gear(Reverse). Dropped the transmission and replaced the front seal and also the pump to housing seal. The old front seal was destroyed, the spring had worked its way out from behind the lip of the seal and gotten mangled. Everything else looked good, any ideas as to what else could be leaking? It is huge leak, similar to pouring the fluid on the ground straight from the bottle.
I read somewhere that it could possibly leaking from the vent on the top of the pump... Is this a real possibility? Any way to check that? What would have to fail to cause this?
Help please! Thanks,
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Last edited by EncompassAuto; 07-18-2010 at 12:00 AM..
Reason: Additional Information Added
Just a little tip for you and those installing seals with springs / "retainers". If you hit them hard enough they can lose there place as was the case with EncompassAuto. One way to avoid that when installing is to pack the hollow surroundings of the spring with Vaseline or trans lube. Either will do. That will keep that spring nice and snug. The Vaseline/trans lube will dissipate with the heat and will have no adverse effect on the trans.
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J415, The spring that had come out was the retainer on the old seal. It is possible it came out when it was originally installed, who knows when that was, but I believe it likely came out somewhere down the road... pardon the pun.
Though that is still a great tip, Vaseline is great for seals in many ways... I used to be a Navy P-3 Mechanic and we used it for everything.
Last edited by jasonw; 07-18-2010 at 04:22 AM..
Reason: Merged two posts.
i have sorta the same problem as encompassauto had execpt i had no scoring on T/C nub. replaced front seal and reinstalled trans. the same leak came back only in reverse.
Does anyone have any idea where the leak is coming from? the spring is in seal checked it before i reinstalled..