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Getting ready to pull the tranny from my 2002 caravan. Torque converter seal leaking badly. any tips or advise before I tear into it would be great.

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Good Evening, I only have a couple words of advice from being in that position before at work. Replace your rubber transmission cooler lines with new ones. Also check out and probably replace your rear main seal on the engine since you are so close to it, how many times are you going to be that close to it. Lastly be careful they are awkwardly shaped and even after doing a few I am always overly cautious because I do not ever want to drop one. Oh and use the right fluid because it has friction modifiers that regular dex III does not. Hope this helps.

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