Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Music City, USA
Good news and bad news, I guess
Pulled my transmission months ago for some repairs and changed all the seals on it before reinstalling. Started to develop puddles where the bellhousing meets the block a couple weeks after, and assumed that I installed the front seal improperly which resulted in leaking. I just pulled the transmission out of the car and the inside of the bellhousing is completely dry. If it's dry, I can assume that it is not leaking, correct? Now I'm assuming I have a leaking rear main seal or leaking cigarette seals, so I'm pulling off the clutch and flywheel assembly to take a look. Just so I understand correctly, I can change the rear main seal with the engine in the car, but the motor has to come out for the cigarette seals? Really really hoping I don't have to pull the motor to correct this. Lastly, I have an orange colored akron rear main seal that Centerline sent me. I just did some research on the board and it seems that people are not fans of this brand of seal. Have they gotten these corrected, or should I just return it and order a different brand from somewhere else?
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