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04-30-2009, 06:18 AM
Ok, I ordered my new TC from Dave at Goerend last night and I was thinking...should I do the front trans seal?? Has anyone replaced this seal before....any special tools required?? Can I buy it from auto parts or do I go through the dealer? The seal is no leaking now and I dont want it to start either. I am assuming Dave will send instructions with the new TC as far as adding oil etc.
04-30-2009, 06:32 AM
Never heard of anyone doing it but I guess it would'nt be a bad idea :D
The Rear main seal on the engine is the one you absolutely 100% SHOULD replace, but should is irrational in german sooo....
Replace em' both :D
04-30-2009, 06:43 AM
SNOWMAN99 I'm not going to tell you that it's a must, but your there and you can lay your eyes and hands on it. The ones i've changed didn't leak and the one I didn't leaked. If you change it get a good quality seal. You don't have your signature filled out so i'm not sure if you have a 4x4, it's alot of work to have to go back and fix a leaking seal. Anyways I work off of murphies law around here and if I didn't change it the leak would start before I put oil in it. Good luck with it.
04-30-2009, 06:51 AM
a slide hammer is handy for pulling the pump. Once the trans is out it should only take 10-15 mins to replace it. Make sure you take shaft end play measurements before you start and finish. On Goerend's site under the instructional videos it basically shows you how to do it.
04-30-2009, 07:14 AM
I am not that greta at auto trans. So you have to pull the pump out to get to the seal? What holds the pump in?? I couldnt find the video at Goerend's website, does anyone have a picture?
04-30-2009, 07:18 AM
04-30-2009, 07:33 AM
You don't need to pull the pump to replace the seal. Pry the old on out and carefully put the new one in. Though checking the input shaft endplay is a good idea.
As far as adding oil, pour 1 quart into the TC and install, then add to the trans like you normally would.
04-30-2009, 07:59 AM
I always change that seal, it's cheap insurance.
04-30-2009, 09:02 AM
As long as it's not leaking now, and your carefull removing the TQ converter and replacing the new one, it won't leak. But if the trans has alot of miles on it, i'd change it anyways. It would suck to have it start leaking a few months after you changed the TQ converter.
04-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Thank you all for the help. I am not so scared now
04-30-2009, 09:24 PM
sorry, i just took a quick glanced over what you wanted to replace. I was thinking about the gasket behind the pump. not the seal on that goes into the front of the pump[duhhh]
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