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Old 06-21-2017, 01:52 PM
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Thanks everyone. I'll check my leak location (again), and check fluid level before I add any sealer to the case.

One last question: At what highest speed is the cruise-O-matic on this car still able to kick down into 2nd gear?

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My '64 will kick down to second below 60, about. At lower speeds it will kick down two gears.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:18 PM
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Once again my Cruise-O-Matic is leaking and really good. It leaks from the passenger side right around the filler tube area, and I'd rather hear a possibility or two before hauling it back to the shop that replaced the transmission lines. I know they stuffed more fluid in the case.

Is it likely an overfill on the passenger side? or bogus connection on the lines?

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Old 05-02-2018, 04:51 PM
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Is the trans leaking all the time or only when running and you have pressure on the lines?
If you paid to have the cooler lines replaced, I'd probably take it back, put it up on a hoist, clean the trans area with some brake clean and then check for leakage. First step in fixing the leak is to identify the source.
The reason I asked the first question, is I found a hairline crack in the dipstick tube that was leaking. If the shop tightens the tube, where it attaches to the pan, and then tweaks it a bit to secure the bracket to the rear of the engine, it can stress the tube causing a crack. Just a thought.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:35 PM
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Nyles, it doesn't appear to be leaking under pressure. You're right about that. I've experienced leaking power steering lines under pressure, and they leak real good while the engine is running. This leaks a river while parked.

Shoot. Bringing it back to the shop is inevitable, and a pita.

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Old 05-03-2018, 12:57 AM
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I would definitely look at the dip stick tube and also the connection to the pan.
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Thanks Nyles. The transmission lines are connected on the same side, too, I believe? I remember removing and re-installing the dip stick tube when I changed the fluid. Ironic my gasket and work didn't leak, but now it does.

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Old 05-11-2018, 12:53 PM
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I inspected the dipstick tube connection on the tranny and it was solid with no leaks. I returned my car to the shop where they said only one transmission line needed tightening. They said they ran it for 20 minutes and no leaks appeared.

Of course there was still ATF on my floor the next day. I can't say whether it was left over from the case, but it seemed too much. The last time I saw this much ATF my father was returning the '58 Biscayne to the dealer for Powerglide service.

I suppose I'll give it a week or two to see if it stops. Definitely on the driver's side.

Dean
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Once again my Cruise-O-Matic is leaking and really good. It leaks from the passenger side right around the filler tube area...
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...Of course there was still ATF on my floor the next day. ...Definitely on the driver's side.
Ok, which side is it for real? A transmission leak should be easy to detect.

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