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Old 01-14-2010, 03:21 PM
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4r100 pouring fluid

I just got done installing my new 4r100 and now it's pouring fluid from somewhere in the bellhousing. The install seemed to go without a hitch. I made sure the Torque Converter was pushed all the way back on the shaft and even pushed the tranny flsuh up to the motor by hand to make sure it went on smooth.

After the install I put in 13 qts (I'd top it off once it was warm) let it idle to get warm, then started shifting between the gears to check the feel of everything. It all felt and sounded good, but after about a minute it started pouring a steady stream from somewhere in the bellhousing. I'm gonna look into more in the morning, but anyone have any ideas for now?
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:03 PM
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Anybody?
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Either pump seal, or front input seal. I would bet on the front input seal as it is easy to damage that when you install the torque converter.
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How hard is it to replace? And is it a dealer only item?
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:11 PM
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How hard is it to replace? And is it a dealer only item?
Depends if it is the pump seal or the input seal.

Input seal is able to be picked up at any parts store. To replace it you have to remove the trans. Then remove the torque converter. Then remove the old seal. Then install the new seal and reinstall the torque converter, and then install the trans again.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:18 PM
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Which seal is it exactly? This is my first time doing an automatic tranny.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:26 PM
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Which seal is it exactly? This is my first time doing an automatic tranny.
When you remove the torque converter there is a seal behind it. This seal keeps fluid in the trans. If it goes bad or is damaged, then it will leak around the shaft of the torqu converter.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:44 PM
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I'm still not 100% sure on which one it is. Is it on the input shaft? Is it a ring seal or an Oring?
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AutoZone.com | | Transmission Seal | SEAL


That is the one you most likely need.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:54 PM
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Cool, thanks!
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