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Re: Transmission leak
Mako1975 #1402068 Fri Mar 19 2021 08:34 PM
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The first thing I would try to do is tighten the collar. There are two washers sandwiching a seal (either felt/cork/neoprene) that gets compressed when you tighten the collar. As the collar seal wears you can tighten to get it to stop. If your lucky the packing material isn’t rock hard as many of this age are.

I installed a new neoprene seal and tightened it pretty good and it still leaked. I tighten twice more and finally got it to stop. Trust me, it was really tight, much more than I thought it should have been but it stopped.

Use a strap wrench to tighten. Good luck!

Last edited by Phak1; Fri Mar 19 2021 08:37 PM.

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Re: Transmission leak
Phak1 #1402080 Fri Mar 19 2021 09:54 PM
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I will definitely try that. Didn’t want to just start cranking on things without asking people who have done it. How hard was that seal to replace when you did it?

By the way that leak drips on the concrete equal about 5 days of sitting in garage not moving

Last edited by Mako1975; Fri Mar 19 2021 09:57 PM.

54’ 3100 235 3 speed
Re: Transmission leak
Mako1975 #1402081 Fri Mar 19 2021 10:06 PM
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Re: Transmission leak
Mako1975 #1402085 Fri Mar 19 2021 10:32 PM
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In not hard but is quite involved. If we get to that point, I have some detailed instructions on how it’s done. Basically the front on the torque tube needs to be lowered enough to enable sliding the universal joint ball collar forward to remove. That involves raising the rear tires off the ground and dropping the rear transmission mount among other things.


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Re: Transmission leak
Phak1 #1402096 Fri Mar 19 2021 11:23 PM
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Any advantage to loosing and checking washer/seal/cleaning?


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Re: Transmission leak
Mako1975 #1402155 Sat Mar 20 2021 12:39 PM
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I'd like to apologize in advance for high jacking, the thread.
But I have the same problem, except the for the mentioned washers. They are missing.
Would anyone have the dimension for these. ID, OD, and thickness. For I will be replacing the internal U-joint, in the near future, and would like to install them at this point.
Thanks in advance.


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Re: Transmission leak
Mako1975 #1402156 Sat Mar 20 2021 01:03 PM
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They shouldn't be too hard to find, and you're going to want an entire set if you're replace the U-joint.

Here's a link to the gasket set at Chev's of the 40s - Torque Tube Seal Kit [chevsofthe40s.com]


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Re: Transmission leak
Mako1975 #1402167 Sat Mar 20 2021 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mako1975
Any advantage to loosing and checking washer/seal/cleaning?

The only thing I think would help, is backing off the collar nut and cleaning the threads. I don’t think you would be able to get the washers and seal out without damaging them.

Personally I would just try to tighten and if it doesn’t budge then try the loosen and clean.

Last edited by Phak1; Sat Mar 20 2021 02:30 PM.

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Re: Transmission leak
Greg Brown #1402177 Sat Mar 20 2021 03:04 PM
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Thanks Greg I have all of them already ordered them when I purchased the u-joint.
Just need the washers.

Bob


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Re: Transmission leak
Badger Bob #1402180 Sat Mar 20 2021 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Badger Bob
Thanks Greg I have all of them already ordered them when I purchased the u-joint.
Just need the washers.

Bob

Place an ad in the “Truck Parts Forum” and you might just get lucky!


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