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Transmission seal ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by flcpl4fn, May 25, 2001.

  1. flcpl4fn

    flcpl4fn 1/2 ton status

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    The front seal on my 700r4 has started leaking. I was wondering how far back I would have to pull the tranny back, to get the torque converter out, to replace the seal. Or do I have to take the tranny all the way out.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
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    At least a good 12 inches or more. I'd say that it would be less of a PITA to just pull the whole thing out.

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    But with the dust cover removed it may not be that bad, but you have to worry about all that crap falling down into your eyes.

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    You should just pull it all the way out . It important that you get this seal in straight.Also pack the back side of the seal with Vasaline orTransgel to help hold the spring in place.If you install it crooked or bend it up a bit when putting in you can look forward to doing this again as soon as your done.Having it out also makes it a lot easier to get the converter back in.A good way to cut down your mess 100% is to drain your converter if its got a plug.

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    Make sure when you resintall it that you lubricate the new seal with some kind of grease. Even vaseline is better than nothing.

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    im doin the same thing as don is tommorow!to bad were not closer,we could pull out all the tools and tag team em both at once!!![​IMG]

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    thanks for the advice everyone.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     

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