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Out put seals

I have a 1999 ford crownvic,,my transmission out-put seal popped out,, i replaced it.

drove it for few miles, tranny started leaking again from the out-put seal.

i dont know whats wrong, the seal looks fine, BUT there is a big *** play on the out-put shaft.

now my questions:
should there be a play between the out-put shaft yoke and the out-put housing????

are there other seals inside the transmission out-put shaft that i need to replace as well??

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  • flyfitkinkfl Jan 31, 2009

    i gues this is where i write back??? well for "oldmechanic" the slip yoke is smooth but the shaft where the yoke moves up and down side to side. i dont think thats normal??

  • flyfitkinkfl Jan 31, 2009

    yes the yoke is smooth but the shaft where the yoke goes in move up and down and side to side, i dont think thats normal??

  • flyfitkinkfl Feb 05, 2009

    yes the bushing moved out or walk out half way,, im just a simple little dude who doesnt have a job,, i think im just guna press it in again, hopefully it stays in there. and i have already read the tbs for it. thank you very much you guys are really helpful.



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The output housing has a bronze bushing that stabilizes the slip yoke-driveline assembly. is the slipyoke smooth?
also i think there was a driveshaft upgrade for police units

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • old mechanic Feb 02, 2009

    it sounds like the bushing may have moved-failed.

    there is a technical service bulliten on the police units but may relate. 99-18-01.

    this is a ford tsb that may help you diagnose and fix your leak.

    the housing bushing can be replaced, you can buy the bushing from a trans parts supplier locally. but if it has spun or "moved"

    the extension housing will need replaced



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