[Spridgets] Tranny leak

dmeadow at juno.com dmeadow at juno.com
Thu Apr 17 18:25:34 MDT 2008


Most logical culprits are the front plate and the rear oil seal.  You can
tell which one by where the leak is.  If it is coming out of the bell
housing, then it has to do with the plate that goes around the input
shaft.  If it is coming out the rear, it is the oil seal in the rear.

The rear oil seal can be replaced easily assuming you have an access hole
cut in the bottom of the transmission tunnel, which the later cars do. 
If you don't, you can cut a hole, just be careful.  From there, you just
remove the drive shaft and replace the seal.  There is a possibility that
the bearing surface around the driveshaft is very worn and there is a
large gap.  If that is the case, then you've got more problems that just
the seal.  If you don't have a hole or don't want to cut one, then you'll
have to pull the tranny.

If the leaking has to do with the front plate, then you'll have to pull
the tranny.


On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:53:37 -0500 "Brad Fornal" <tequila.brad at gmail.com>
> The engine in the car is running fine. I was planning on driving it
> tomorrow, but when I went out to see if I needed to boost the 
> battery a bit,
> I noticed a puddle of oil under the car. I checked the crankcase, 
> and it is
> full, so it leaves the tranny as the suspect. This had been rebuilt, 
> so I
> want to ask, what would the "most logical" point of leakage be, on 
> something
> like this? Though I am assuming the best course of action is to just 
> remove
> the entire unit and after setting it level, fill the transmission, 
> and watch
> what happens from there.
> I know it isn't much of a question, but damn, I just feel so 
> frustrated,
> after the thing worked so well last weekend.
> Brad

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