74 XB Fairmont
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Cranbourne, Vic
This is a relatively easy one.
The seal has an inner and outer seal. If the installer doesn't grease between the the seals it:
a) cuts a line into the convertor shaft
b) destroys the seal
I'd say it's one of the above. Check the convertor shaft. If it's a stock convertor? I'd put money on it's undersized. No grease in seal = dead seal = leaks.
Food for thought.
If the bottomend bearings in your engine are worn? It'll also destroy the front main/rear main on the engine also the front main seal on the auto.
 Overfilled auto will do it also. If the auto is for some reason over pressurizing? it'll do it too. That seal is only supposed to get splashed. So if the oil levels above the seal? It'll leak. For example parking on a hill can put the oil above the seal and will leak.
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Last edited by brenx; 09-19-03 at 07:58 PM.