atf leak help needed w108 1968 auto

Discussion in 'Engine' started by gmanrangers, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. gmanrangers

    gmanrangers Active Member

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    i have a leak coming from my gearbox somewhere on my 68 280s auto. it has the 4 speed colum change box.
    the atf leak coming from here
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    has anyone any ideas
    thanks in advance:thumb:
     
  2. MarkJunedd

    MarkJunedd Active Member

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    Difficult to see really on the first pic but if you have what looks like atf leaking from the bottom of the bell housing torque convertor area then the front pump seal will need changing. No easy way i'm afraid the tranmission will need coming out. How many miles has it done? Might be worth getting the box recond if you intend keeping it.
     
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    agreed from there its going to be the front seal..
     
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    the atf fluid is running down from the dark bit furthest away from engine i think. thats a bummer about box having to come out but it needs doing.
    the car has about 78000 on it now but seals will be 44 years old. any ideas how much the box will be to get reconditioned. never had to get one done before
    gary
     
  5. MarkJunedd

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    How bad is it leaking ? Bare in mind that it will never get any better and, as you say, the seals are 44 yrs old so have done well. Wouldnt like to guess on the price of a recon to be frank but try phoning a couple of transmission specailists for prices. Its no comfort i know but the front seal is probably about £10 tops but getting at it by removing the box is what will be pricey.
     
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