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Old 01-31-2008, 02:28 AM
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Tranny seals replacement

So I'm still having shifting problems have the vacuum mod was replaced along with the tranny fluid and filter replacement.

So they are saying that I need to have $700 with of tranny seals replaced to stop a small leak. They stated that it would shift fine after the replacement. Does this sound right?

What else should they be looking at? I'm looking at over $1200 for to fix this problem. I'm reaching to the point of a cost of rebuilding the tranny for just $2000 to $2500. Hell I might as while have it rebuilt if the price goes any higher.

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Old 01-31-2008, 03:21 AM
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It doesn't sound right to me. I have an sdl as well, with a small leak, and it shifts fine. The price sounds about what I got for estamate for the seal too.(if thats what it the problem really is). I do know that pulling the tranny out, is not a job that you want to do without a lift.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:38 PM
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Sounds like a job for a capful of acetone.

If the leak is internal, and making it undriveable, try a transmission seal-swelling additive. If it's external and the transmission shifts properly, put a pan in the garage and leave the transmission alone until you're ready to rebuild.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:16 AM
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lucas vs trans x

What would be a better product transx or lucas?
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:20 AM
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Which one claims to "recondition seals", and has a solvent like acetone or naptha in it.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:25 PM
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Just what seals are they talking about? The only seals that would affect performance that I can think of are in the clutch packs. And there's no point- that's basically a rebuild. Something smells fishy to me here.....

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