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Trans. fluid leak from downshift lever.
« on: February 07, 2016, 12:30:47 PM »
Transmission fluid is coming from behind the downshift lever on my C3 automatic.  Am I correct in thinking there is a small seal behind there that can be replaced when the lever is taken off?  I thought it was the trans. pan gasket at first which I have replaced but it seems to be the seal. Anyone?

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Re: Trans. fluid leak from downshift lever.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 07:20:24 PM »
If you are sure it is leaking from the down shift lever it is just a O-ring , remove the nut and lever and use a pick to remove the old O-ring , install new one , if it's the shifter shaft you have to remove the pan , the nut on the inside , and a small pin in the middle of the gasket area , use a small vice grip to remove it , you do not have to remove the valve body to do it , if the parts store does not list it use a 93 ford ranger with the A4LD , it is the same seal ,

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Re: Trans. fluid leak from downshift lever.
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 12:21:48 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I have fixed it.  Behind the lever there is a seal, not an "O" ring as such. Part # 759003 at O'Reillys. No need to remove the pan.


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Re: Trans. fluid leak from downshift lever.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 07:46:56 PM »
great , glad you got it fixed , guess over the years they changed , mine had a O-ring in it , later Blaine
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