the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

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the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby phoenix » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:49 am

Well, the car has sat for a little over a week now. Here it is - 8 days later (the leak's on the floor right by the stand in the first image).

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THERE! what is this thing anyway? the orange is red paint btw, from rustproofing in Jan.
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and it's definitely ATF
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thanks!
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby bigmark303 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:22 pm

Looks like it could be leaking from your throttle lever/linkage on the trans. The lever bolts through to the inside of the case.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby phoenix » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:43 pm

Thanks man. I looked up the part in the shop manual, that would be the "throttle lever oil seal" i'm guessing. Looks like nothing else could be leaking there.

Now for the not so good news - rockauto doesn't seem to have such a seal. Same for the chain stores. Where does one get them these days, or do I need an "AOD overhaul" gasket set? ty 8-)
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby bigmark303 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:33 pm

I believe it was transmissionpartsusa.com that I last saw those on. They carry the throttle grommet also.

And yes unless its running from somewhere else there is no other place on that portion of the transmission where fluid would leak down.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby CDW6212R » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:15 pm

Ditto, and most trans parts shops should sell that kind of odd part.

Don't go to replacing that unless you are doing other VB work too. You have to pull the pan, and then the large nut on the linkage on the inside, the outside parts, and then pull the roll pin out of the case(holding the lever in), just to get the lever out. With that much work to do, I'd make sure to do something else also, a VB kit, the "A" OD servo/piston/spring etc.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby phoenix » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:34 pm

Gentlemen, you think she might make it driving with that seal leaking (assuming it is that seal) for a while? My goal is to get to August.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby CDW6212R » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:36 pm

Oh yes, that will stay that way for years. Put in some kind of seal additive if the leak is bothersome.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby bigmark303 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:08 pm

It will last for a while like that. In all honesty and I havnt done a million of them but its not that hard a job and can be done quick. Put the car on stands drop the pan and its right there on the inside. If you want more room and have a little more time pull the driveshaft out of the transmission and unbolt the transmission from its body mounts. Let it sag (watch out for fluid) and you have plenty of room to work.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby gadget73 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:59 pm

Truth be told, most transmission leaks aren't significantly more than bothersome. Unless you pop a cooler line, there isn't any harm in driving the car as long as you keep the fluid level topped up where it belongs.
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Re: the other AOD leak (front, while sitting)

Postby artbaileyjr » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:04 pm

Throw a piece of cardboard under the thing and wait until the transmission needs a rebuild someday. ;)

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