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Old 10-19-2010, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would anyone have step by step instructions on how to replace front transmission seal on a 2001 Taurus? I have a leak comming from the fly wheel cover and pretty sure it is the front seal.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The easiest way involves dropping the subframe, engine and Transmission as a unit out of the car then separating the transmission and engine just so you can get to the seal. That being said, how bad of a leak are we talking about here?
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The TC stator bearing is probably shot. I rebuilt mine while I had it out.
Here's my rebuild:
Transmission Fluid Leak

If It Has To Come Out...
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Leaks about a quarter of a cup a day.
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Check to be sure the tranny vent on the top of the tranny isnt plugged before you pull the tranny.
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Check to be sure the tranny vent on the top of the tranny isnt plugged before you pull the tranny.
I agree. I used a brake bleeder to check mine. Remove dipstick and vent cap, connect the hose to the vent, when you draw vacuum you should hear air gurgling in the fill tube.
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