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Old October 16th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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so i bought a 87 Bronco2 a year ago i started building it and i finished it last friday. well during this weekend i started driving it and everything seemed ok. today me and a buddy planned a trip to the mounds to see what was up with it and on my way there he pulled over and told me i was smoking really bad. well it turns out i have a massive leak coming from my bell housing of my trans. it drips in park and pours in drive. i wanna say its my torque converter seal but im not positive. anybody have any other ideas on why it would be pissing trans fluid? also the guy who owned it before me overfilled the trans but idk if that would have anything to do with it. any help would be amazing thank you.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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most common cause would be the input seal, but it could also be the gasket between the pump and the case. either way the trans has to come out to be fixed. if you do this yourself make sure to inspect the torque converter for grooves where it rides in the seal. if it's grooved you may need to have it sleeved or replace the converter.
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sounds like its going to be loads of fun. thank you.
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The problem is the PB&J return valve. Duhh.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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Converter seal. I am going to a manual in my Sploder because of that damn trans. I've built and wheeled 3 rigs with the A4LD and guess what LD mean LIGHT DUTY. I honestly cannot make one survive under how I wheel. I can cool them like crazy but Kaboom! every time. So my 2 cents is if you're gonna wheel it try and swap a manual. If you are nice the A4 can last. If you rebuild it/replace the seal make sure you align the pump when installing the bushing for the converter. Also stake the bushing and seal in place. I've seen them things come in with the seal hanging on the converter. While you are at it make sure the flexplate spacer isn't worn out or cracked. Haha and that's about all there is :) no problem.
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so its a shit trans? manual it is ha
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That's my opinion. Hard parts for that thing are big $$$$. The only thing that sucks is the manual has a shittier 1st gear IIRC. Oh well that's why they make diff gears.
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