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58 Bel Air Transmission
Doing work on a friends 58 bel air, V8, when the car sits, the transmission leaks. When driving the car everyday, it doesn't leak. I talked to a transmission shop, he told me because theres no trans pan, that when the car sits, fluid from the converter seeps into the transmission, gets to full, and leaks. is that true?

thanks,
tom
posted: February 21, 2009
 
    
 
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nomadsrule
    
I don't think so,sounds like front seal to me,I aggree that the converter is going to have fluid in it but when the engine is not running the pump half of that fluid returns to the trans .and should not leak unless you have a bad gasket or seal,that is a cast iron trans ,you may also try to clean it off as much as you can ,and look for any casting cracks.
posted:  February 22, 2009
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spudder
    
Have you tried to pin-point the leak area? Jack the car up, spray the tranny off real good with a degreaser then hose it off with water (should be nice and clean). Jack the rear of the car up just so the tires are off the ground a bit, use jack stands!!!!!!!

Run the car in drive for 15 minutes, then reverse for another 15 minutes, shut it off, lower it back down and let it sit for a while. Now, crawl underneath it and see if you can see where the leak is occurring, if its coming from the bottom of the bell housing, its most likely a main seal.
posted:  February 23, 2009
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