[DML] transmission leak
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[DML] transmission leak



Hey group,
 
I have been dealing with a transmission leak since last year.  I had  my 
tranny out and I decided to repair my weeping axle seals.  They didn't  leak much, 
but the tranny always had moisture on it around the seal.   Anyway, I 
scratched the inside lip of the casing while removing the old  hard-as-rock seal with 
a seal puller...  whoops.  I replaced the seal  and had my yoke exchanged 
with a sleeved one from Grady.  It leaked when I  was done, probably because I 
had a hard time getting the seal in and I think I  may have damaged it.  So, I 
replaced the seal again, this time doing a much  better job and using anaerobic 
sealant between the seal and the casing.  It  still leaks, and I am pretty 
sure it is from a scratch that I made when taking  the seal out for the first 
time. 
 
What's the fix?  I was thinking pulling the axle again, taking the  seal out, 
cleaning everything up well, and then mix up some JB weld and try to  apply 
it with my finger, while wiping it back and forth so that the weld only  fills 
in the scratch and does not add a layer to the casing surface.  Let  it dry 
overnight and reinstall another seal with sealant and hope for the  best?
 
Any other ideas?
 
Andy
 
Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596




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