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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-03, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help - Leaking Top Loader

Hoping someone can help !!

I've finally finished cleaning up the underside of my XB Coupe, and was looking forward to driving it again after waaaaaay too long up on stands.
Filled the Top Loader with oil last night, only to find today, that oil is dripping out of the back end where the tailshaft meets. I'm assuming that a seal has shat itself, and that I'm going to have to pull it out again !!!!! ( many expletives to be heard about now!!)

Are these boxes prone to that ?? I can't think of anthing else it could be. Would appreciate a comment or some wisdom from one of the many Ford gurus out there.

Thanks -- in anticipation.

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Relax, there`s no need to pull the box out just to change the extension housing seal. Remove the lower bolt at the back of the case to drain the oil. Remove the tailshaft, the speedo gear. Support the box with a suitable jack while you remove the crossmember and then remove the extension housing. It`s easy enough to pry the seal out with a screwdriver on the bench. Install new seal and as they say in the classics ; assembly is the reverse of disassembly.
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Why pull the extension housing off just to replace the seal?
Just need to pull the tailshaft,pry seal out,tap in new one and go..
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I assume you put the correct amount of oil in it (1.85 litres from memory), I think it was you who asked me in IRC last week. If it is still leaking with correct amount of oil in it, I suggest you take a look at the rear transmission seal.

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thanks guys

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