Mechanics

CHEVY CHANGING REAR SEAL

1996 Chevrolet Astro

Transmission problem
1996 Chevy Astro All Wheel Drive

the rear seal in the transmission is leaking. I need to know how to change this seal out. Thank you.
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Strauss
March 3, 2009.



The tail shaft seal? Remove driveshaft, pry old seal out, use aseal installer or flat piece of wood to tap new one into the tail shaft. Use emery or scotch-brite to polish the driveshaft yoke where the seal rides to assure a good sealing surface. The only other thing is to try moving the driveshaft front yoke up and down when in thetrans to see if it has excessive play due to worn tailshaft bushing. It should move a little but not very much. If sloppy, you should have the bushing replaced

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Jack42
Mar 3, 2009.