1996 GMC Jimmy -

Tiny
MACMOM
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  • 1996 GMC JIMMY
I am driving (drove) a 1996 GMC Jimmy, 4.3 Liter V6 Vortec engine

Is there something like a input Oil Seal in my GMC Jimmy?
After driving ca. 200km last Weekend,
my Buddys temperatur was going a little bit higher,
than usual.
I allways pay close attention to the display at
the instrument panel.
I drove very slowly and took several longer breaks to
let car cool off.

After arriving at my destination, my Buddy had several hours to rest.
As I returned to the car, I noticed a heavy Oil firm at
my Buddy backside. The whole backdoor and the window was coated.

I checked all fluids and could not find anything unusal and went back home - driving max.80km/hours.

A friend of our Family took a very short look at my Buddy.
It looks like Oil was pressuring trough the exhaust, but he could not find any information about an input Oil seal in Mitchels on demand?

Does anybody have an idea? I urgently need my Car back on the street.
:idea:
Thank you very, very much for your time!

Barbara
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Friday, June 15th, 2007 AT 2:33 AM

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Tiny
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Does your Buddy consume any oil between changes? I have an S-Blazer and it doesnt leak a drop, or burn oil and the back door and window get dirty like you describe on long drives. If it isnt leaking or using any fluids (check trans, engine and rear diff) the only thing that I have found that works is an air deflector that mounts on top of the rear window. It forces a little air down the rear window keeping the exhaust from gathering at the back of the truck
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Friday, June 15th, 2007 AT 7:52 AM
Tiny
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Dear 2CarPro Jack! Thank you for the helpful information. My wife asked the question, while I was at work. Truth off the matter is, I believe I have blown a transmission input seal. ATF pours out as soon as the engine runs.

We would just like to know, if on the before mentioned vehicle, if there is an actual oil seal or o-rings.
Thank you very much for you time and effort!
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Friday, June 15th, 2007 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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There is an o'ring around the front pump and a seal in the center that seals the torque converter shaft, the second is most likely the one that has failed. Sometimes the front seal being spit out is a sign of other troubles in the trans.
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Friday, June 15th, 2007 AT 4:54 PM

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