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Transmission Leak. Torque Converter Front Seal?

I have a small leak in my transmission and was told by the dealership that it is most likely the torque converter front seal. Is this a common/plausible problem? Should I wait until it's more of a problem? To fix it would require removing the whole transmission and the 2003 was designed so well that you cannot add more transmission fluid yourself.

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I know that GM dosen't have a fill/check tube on several models. They use a plug on the side of the unit (like on stickshift transmissions) I'm sure there would be a similar item on your transmission otherwise after a rebuild, there would be no way to refill it. If it's a small leak you could try using a good sealer/conditioner such as Lucas, which may help you a lot.

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