Automatic Transmission - Okay to drive with leak???




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zrsnopro97
03-05-2009, 04:07 PM
Hello, got a quick question. Ive got a 99 WS6 and it leaks trans fluid from the front of the trans, where it bolts to the engine. Im assuming it is a pump seal gone bad, or a small crack in the torque converter. My question is would it be okay to drive, even though it has a trans fluid leak, as long as I keep an eye on the fluid level? It will leave a small puddle, probably 5" around after it has been parked all night. The trans shop quoted me $500 to change the seal including labor and parts! I thought that was expensive so I plan on doing it myself. I just dont want to screw up other internals because of the leak.
thanks, let me know.


performabuilt
03-05-2009, 04:16 PM
Well no one can say for sure not knowing exactly what the leak is. But if you keep it full you may be ok as long as whatever is leaking dies not suddenly change from a small leak to a gusher .

9000th01ss
03-05-2009, 04:38 PM
I had on odd leak in my 4L60E that would leave a 5" or more puddle over night.
It was a deep scratch in the case right where the pump o-ring seals.

I pulled it out, filled the scratch with JB Weld and sanded it smooth, replaced the pump o-ring, pump gasket, pump seal, the bushing, the bolt o-rings, put in a high rev pump ring kit, Seems like I did more than that but it cost me under $50 in name brand parts.


zrsnopro97
03-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Ok thats pretty much what i figured, as long as it doesnt get really bad, it will be okay until i can get the hoist cleared off and ready for my car.
9000th01ss- where did you buy those trans parts from?
How long does it take to pull the trans in an F-body? I have access to a hoist and all the tools you could ever want.
thanks for the help

9000th01ss
03-05-2009, 05:15 PM
9000th01ss- where did you buy those trans parts from?


bulkpart.com

Beaflag VonRathburg
03-05-2009, 07:01 PM
Well no one can say for sure not knowing exactly what the leak is. But if you keep it full you may be ok as long as whatever is leaking dies not suddenly change from a small leak to a gusher .

You mean like mine did:
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/automatic-transmission/663833-trans-problems-trail-death-help.html

performabuilt
03-05-2009, 07:19 PM
You mean like mine did:
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/automatic-transmission/663833-trans-problems-trail-death-help.html

Yup that would be it :)