2004 Cadillac CTS Oil Leak

Tiny
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  • 2004 CADILLAC CTS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 45,584 MILES
My friend's CTS has a very large fluid leak from the Selector Shaft oil seal. The local AC-Delco repair shop says they are unable to purchase a new seal (that the supplier cannot come up with a part number) and that no repair instructions are available from the GM website or the aftermarket (All-Data).

Can you help? Is my friend stuck with taking it to the dealer and not getting his car back for a month?

Jim
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 1:19 PM

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Tiny
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There is reference to replacing the manual shift shaft seal under range switch replacement. It looks relatively straight forward, remove the lever and pry it out with a small screwdriver. It does specify a special tool to install it, it looks like it slides over the shaft and pushes it in. Have you tried a dealer for the part? I will forward you the procedure, unfortunately it is only text, the images don't copy and paste.

Manual Shift Shaft Position Switch Replacement
Tools Required
J 44767 Seal Installer.

Removal Procedure
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.

Remove the transmission manual shift shaft nut.
Disconnect the shift linkage from the transmission manual shift shaft.
Remove the exhaust system. Refer to Exhaust System Replacement in Engine Exhaust.

Disconnect the propeller shaft coupler (1) from the transmission flange. Refer to Propeller Shaft Replacement in Driveline/Axle.
Push the front propeller shaft toward the rear of the vehicle in order to release the propeller shaft coupler (1) from the transmission flange.

Secure the front propeller shaft (1) to the shift control lever (3) with a piece of mechanics wire (2).

Important: Replace the shaft seal only if leaking.

Using a small screwdriver, remove and discard the shaft seal.

Important: Replace the cup plug only if leaking.

Using a small screwdriver, remove and discard the cup plug.

Important: Removal of the transmission from the vehicle is NOT required for removal or replacement of the shift shaft position switch. Remove the transmission from the vehicle and refer to Unit Repair for replacement of the manual shift shaft ONLY if replacement of the manual shift shaft (3) is necessary.

Remove the transmission fluid pan and filter. Refer to Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Replacement.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the manual shift shaft position switch.

Using a suitable pin punch (1). Remove the manual shift shaft position switch retaining pin (2).

Remove the manual shift shaft detent spring (1) and bolts (2).
Position a suitable transmission jack under the transmission support.
Remove the transmission support from the body ONLY. Refer to Transmission Support Replacement in Frame and Underbody.

Using the transmission jack, lower the rear of the transmission only enough to allow the manual shift shaft (1) to clear the vehicle floor pan.
Extract the manual shift shaft (1) from the transmission case only far enough to allow removal of the manual shift shaft position switch (6).
Remove the manual shift shaft position switch (6), the manual shift shaft detent lever (4), the manual shift shaft assembly spacer (3), and the park pawl actuator (2) as an assembly.
Installation Procedure

Install the manual shift shaft position switch (6), the manual shift shaft detent lever (4), the manual shift shaft assembly spacer (3), and the park pawl actuator (2) as an assembly. It may be necessary to push up on the park pawl in order to fully insert the park pawl actuator (2).
Fully insert the manual shift shaft (1) into the transmission case.
Raise the transmission to its original position.
Install the transmission support. Refer to Transmission Support Replacement in Frame and Underbody.
Remove the transmission jack.

Install the manual shift shaft detent spring (1).
Install the control valve body bolts (2) retaining the manual shift shaft detent spring. Do not tighten at this time.

Confirm that the manual shift shaft detent lever locating pin (2) is properly engaged with the manual valve link (1).
Confirm that the detent spring roller (4) is properly engaged with the manual shift shaft switch (3).

Using a suitable pin punch (1). Install the manual shift shaft position switch retaining pin (2).
Connect the electrical connector to the manual shift shaft position switch.

Install a 0.8 mm spacer (2) between the manual shaft detent lever (1) and the manual shaft detent spring (3).
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tighten the detent spring bolts.
Tighten
Tighten the bolts to 11 N m (97 lb in).

Remove the spacer (2).
Install the transmission fluid pan and filter. Refer to Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Replacement.

If previously removed, install a new shaft seal using J 44767.
Position the seal onto the J 44767 before installing the seal into the transmission case.
Carefully slide the seal and tool over the manual shift shaft and Insert the seal into the transmission until fully seated

If previously removed, install a new cup plug. Lubricate the cup plug with transmission fluid before installation.
Insert the cup plug into the transmission until flush with the transmission case.

Remove the mechanics wire (2) securing front propeller shaft (1) to the shift control lever (3).

Install the propeller shaft coupler (1) to the transmission flange. Refer to Propeller Shaft Replacement in Driveline/Axle.
Install the exhaust system. Refer to Exhaust System Replacement in Engine Exhaust.

Connect the shift linkage to the transmission manual shift shaft.
Install the transmission manual shift shaft nut.
Tighten
Tighten the nut to 15 N m (11 lb ft).

Adjust the shift control linkage. Refer to Shift Control Linkage Adjustment.
Lower the vehicle.
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Gentleman, perhaps I didn't make it clear. This is a M-35 Getrag MANUAL 5-speed transmission. The above instructions reference dropping the fluid pan on an automatic transmission.

Jim
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 7:24 AM
Tiny
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Don't have a procedure for it in GM service info, possible that if a european line uses the same trans it would be available through them.
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Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 11:26 PM

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