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Old 07-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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I own a 62 t-bird convertible Iam gettings about 6 to 7 drops of fluid on the floor. It appears to be coming from the left side of the case. Now if it is coming from the speedometer cable how easily is that to get to. I found out about me the other day is when I get under the car and lay flat down on the concrete I appear to get dizzy it only happens on hard surfaces. So in saying I really cant get under the car and pin point myself. Thanks Larry
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:31 PM
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Larry,

If it's coming from the driver side I would suspect that it's the shifter seals. That's much more common than the speedometer gear. It's also possible that it's the modulator but I'd put my money on the shifter seals.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:09 PM
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I will no for sure by Friday. Let you no. Larry
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Bingo John. You were right. The mechanic indicated to me that ther e hard to get to is that right in your opinion John
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Larry,

They're not real easy to replace. I just had mine recently done by one of the local repair shops and he charged me about $150. It's all labor as the seals are only a couple of dollars. It was well worth it to me rather than spending a few hours laying on my back.

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Thanks John.
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The transmission expert called today and indicated to me that the pan hasd a lot of sludge built up So I told him to give me the new fluid he also got to the torque converter and cleaned that out also. Left some fluid in the transmission cooler lines untouched. Larry
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Larry,

My pan and filter were also loaded with sludge when it was first opened up. It was probably a good thing that you had to have it serviced.

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I called the transmission man he indicated come and get the car. Iguest he finished yesterday about the middle of the afternoon It sat for about 20 hours When I pulled out he said hold up. There was a small pool of tranny fluid on the ground.Now its about 12.30 pm eastern standard time He wanted me to come down and show me something. He pointed to the front of the yoke on the driveshaft it was leaking there also. He said he would disconnect the yoke from the driveshaft clean it out and possibly put some type of sealant there if I heard right but couldn't quarantee the work.If that doesn't hold what would be my next step. Cost also. Larry
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If he took the yolk out why didn't he just put a new rear seal in. It would've taken the same amount of time. The seal is about $8.00.

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