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Old 03-28-2019, 08:20 AM   #1
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Since I have some minor transmission dripping occurring I am considering purchasing a Transmission Seal Kit from Snyder's. The procedures look straight forward but nevertheless would like to know from those who have installed this if there is anything to be aware of. Does the transmission fluid need to be drained? What type of sealant works best? Many thanks. Steve
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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Yes that kit worked very well on my car. No need to drain the trans. I think I put a little gasket sealer around the edges.
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If you're talking the gasketed "cover" which covers the end of the reverse idler shaft and cluster gear shaft, then no draining is required. The cover simply bolts on in place of the "keeper bar" which holds the two shafts in place.

It does change the external appearance.

If you're talking the reverse and cluster shaft fitted with "o-ring grooves" then yes, you'll have to dismount, drain, disassemble and reassemble 50 percent of the transmission. And while you're at it you'll probably want to check on those needle bearings on the cluster gear shaft.

But the seal is permanent, non-visible, and contained within the transmission shaft holes themselves. AND the cluster shaft CAN have a seal at both ends. (The front remains unsealed with the cover option.)

I have done both ways. I prefer the o-ring modification. The cover/gasket CAN leak slightly as it is only pressed metal and can distort slightly. Mine did not leak either back cover or front.

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Old 03-28-2019, 10:11 AM   #4
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As stated, no need to drain. But wipe it clean with a rag, and put a little silicone sealer under the sealing bar.
Won't leak a drop.
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Default Re: Transmission Seal Kit Question

When you have things apart back there, be sure not to push that shaft into the transmission, or you will be taking the cover off to get it back into position.
I also got a sealing cover that was made wrong and had to do a lot of grinding to make it fit. It should simply fit over the shaft.
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:42 AM   #6
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When I rebuilt my trans I put that seal kit on, and the "O" shaft and sealed bearings also, No leaks. Just my 2 penny's worth
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Mine sealed so good it is starting to rust. I need to paint it. I used 'The Right Stuff' by Permatex for the sealer.

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I installed the seal kit and the shaft with the o ring,no leaks,tight as a rats_ _ _!
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Thanks Gents! Looks like I will ordering the kit.
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:02 PM   #10
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I recently received my kit and decided to begin the removal/installation. Upon removing the bolt, some gear oil came running out and is just about finished dripping out of the hole. Is this normal? As soon as it's finished dripping I will clean the area and press-on with the installation.
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Given that the bolt seems slightly below the oil fill plug - what you're seeing appears normal.



I would say button it up, and maybe even run it before adding more at your next service interval.

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Old 04-05-2019, 07:17 PM   #12
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yes, that bolt hole go`s right into the case. to seal it good, lower your oil level in the trans install your seal kit on when the trans is clean and dry. also put some RTV on the cover when installing it. then fill your trans back up to full.
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:40 PM   #13
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Thanks guys. That's the plan; I will be ussing the Blue RTV Gasket Maker. I will also be installing a Mitchell Transmission Dipstick. I like the notion of checking my oil level this way vice crawling under the car.
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Thanks guys. That's the plan; I will be ussing the Blue RTV Gasket Maker. I will also be installing a Mitchell Transmission Dipstick. I like the notion of checking my oil level this way vice crawling under the car.
Got it installed however I had to use my original bolt for the bolt supplied with the kit was too long and did not have enough clearance despite removing the lower housing bolt.
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