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My powerglide 2 speed transmission leaks pretty bad. It is hard to tell exactly where it is coming from. What do I need to buy to generally get this fixed? Is it usually just a seal or gasket that I can put on myself? I don't want to have to pay a shop to do it for me.
You need a powerglide rebuild kit. I had a B&M Master Overhaul kit that I used to rebuild mine. Includes all seals, gaskets, clutch packs, etc....
Also would be nice to get the Powerglide Transmission Handbook (I think the author was Carl Monroe) It gives pretty clear directions on rebuilding powerglides along with helpful photos.
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Looking isn't going to tell you much unless you clean it up first. Stop by the local car wash and get uder there as best as you can. Waste a roll of quarters and wash the crap out of things around the sides and bottom of the trans. Tranny fluid is HORRIBLE about spreading out all over everywhere. To pinpoint a leak it has to be a gusher, or it has to be clean so you can track it to the source.
For the glide the first 'usual suspects' are trans cooler lines, dipstick tube O-ring and pan gasket. If it's not one of those you looking at trans disassembly to fix the leak (front pump gasket / seal, accumilator cover, shift lever seal etc)
Here are a couple of pics of where I think the leak is coming from. Unfortunatly the car is not driveable at the moment. I ripped out all of the wiring and I am in the middle of putting new harnesses in. The leak is only on the drivers side. When parked, it is just a slow drip. It seems to loose a lot more fluid while driving it.
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