[DML] Re: transmission leak
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[DML] Re: transmission leak

All you should have to do is remove the seal and reinstall a new one
with some silicone sealant. Clean the case very well where the seal
goes first. Then place a small bead of sealer in the case and smear
some on the seal then hammer the seal into place. You might also try
to reposition the seal just a little bit differently so the lip rides
in a different spot.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
> Hey group,
> I have been dealing with a transmission leak since last year.  I had
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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 
> Any other ideas?
> Andy
> Fargo, ND  
> 1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596
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