My car leaks transmission fluid when you pour it in-the gears shift and was told they are fine that my front pump seal needed to be replaced and a rear seal for 2500.00
I can get a rebuilt trans for that! how hard is it to get under there and do myself with a mechanic friend of mine?
The two seals should be fairly cheap. the seal itself shouldnt cost more than 5-10 dollars for each one. its a little round ring looking piece of metal with a rubber lining. to fix the front pump seal you'll have to drop the whole transmission and remove the torque converter which (will slide off without complications). the seal will be right behind the torque converter attached to the transmission... it should just pop out and the new one should just pop in. Fro the rear seal all you have to do is take out the drive shaft from the transmission and the seal will be on the end of the transmission.. it should also pop out and the new one should pop right in also. However, if the transmission was drivin with little or no tranny fluid and would not go into gear ..( meaning it would just go into high rpms and not move) your gears are probably shot. If it hasnt been drivin an easier way to tell if this may be the case is to look at the tranny fluid and see how dark it is. if it looks like motor oil instead of transmission oil its probably burnt up... if thats the case it will also smell burnt.
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If your transmission is leaking, that would explain the transmission not wanting to shift into other gears. An automatic transmission works off of pressure and when enough pressure builds up the valve body will switch to another gear. The most common places that a front wheel drive transmission will leak is the axle seals, there are two of them, one for each of the front axles. Another problem area is the transmission pan gasket and the transmission lines. None of which are really a hard fix. Do not drive the car if with the transmission fluid level low as you will damage the transmission and will be looking at one heck of a repair bill. Also, make sure that you use dex/merc transmission fluid that is approved for your cars transmission. There are several different brands and types available and although they are all automatic transmission fluids, there is a significant difference in them.
The seals inside your transmission are bad and leaking by and they don't start to seal until the tranny fluid warms up and swells the seals. To temporarily fix this problem you can pour some brake fluid into your transmission fluid. This will swell the seal in the transmission and it should start working again. This is only a temporary fix however, eventually you will ned to replace or rebuild your tranny. I used this method on a turbo trans 350 and got a year of service out of it that way before I had to replace the tranny. Just do not put too much brake fluid into the tranny, I would recommend one or two capfuls to start with.
be 1988 and Im sure it has high miles, sound like worn transmission, transmission flush and replace it with new fluid might help some. get use tranny from a junk yard better and cost lot less than rebuilt. being GM mechanic for many years i see transmission on a truck with 100k tend to have leaks or need rebuilding. again i see some have better luck but rear.
It might not be the shift sol. How low did the trans fluid get?? Might have gotten too low and caused damage to the hyd. section of the trans. Also what type of trans fluid was used?? Only should use dexron III. Sounds like an overhaul is in the cards.....sorry.
The gear box is a common problem on this model. That would be the place I would start. A cheap, temporary fix is to go to your local parts store and ask for Lucas Power Steering Stop-Leak. It will buy you some time.