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TRANS. SEAL by RPYRAZOO
Started on: 07-19-2020 03:33 PM
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'87 GT auto. I have to have my tranny seal replaced and am wondering if all I'll need for the job is the seal and replacement axle nut. Don't like surprises and would prefer to have all the parts on hand rather than tie the car up any longer than necessary. Where I come from Summer driving season is too short as it is.
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Report this Post07-20-2020 09:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Output shaft seals? The bearings are often worn and need replacement.
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Ahhh! So much for being pro-active.
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Report this Post07-21-2020 09:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Grab the axle close to the trans. and push-pull to check how much play there is. A little bit is expected...maybe .050" or so. More than that means you have sloppy bearings. Replacing the seals will not fix the leaking if the bearings are bad.
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Which side is leaking? The right side is the most common one. If that's the case, the bushing in the case that supports the differential carrier is likely worn. There is an aftermarket support bearing and seal kit that installs in place of the seal that has it's own needle bearing in it.
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Marc : It is the right side. Where can I get one of those units you posted about, might as well have all the parts bases covered prior to disassemble. One more thing ; what size, brand and how many bearings will I need? Is this a "major" project or equate to a simple axel replacement?
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I still have one on the shelf. 15.00 + whatever a small flat rate box costs. Almost as easy to install as just replacing the axle seal. Remove the axle, remove the seal, install the new integrated seal/bearing assembly where you removed the old seal, and install the hardened race on the axle shaft with the included loctite. It has complete instructions included. It is new but so old that the instructions are only in one language! Hope you don't need an interpreter.
Marc

PS. They can also be found on ebay.
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Marc: I'm just a good 'ol boy from the north and yankee is all I understand. Please e-mail all I need to know to purchase the part, rather buy from a member than any other source.
rpyrazoo@aol.com
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Sounds like language won't be a problem. I'm in northern Appalachia, so we just talk with more of a hillbilly drawl. When the Post Office opens, I'll walk across the street and see what the postage is.
I will email you later.
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You have a post office? We've been using pigeons for years.
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Fitzall is the company that makes those axle stabilizer bearings. I put a set on an 84 I refurbished a few years back. Seemed to solve the problems.
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BJC: Thanks, your answer was my new question.
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PS: Looked at FITZALL'S site, exactly which part do I need?
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Yeah, we have a post office. It's so big, the my shop's box number is the letter A! ha-ha Did you get my email?
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Marc: No. PM me through this forum with your payment total and method. My zip is 14218. We are hearing rumors that something called the "Pony Express" will be available within the next decade! Great to be part of the New Frontier.
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Ponies are a better idea. We've shot so many pigeons making messes in barns that they have been replaced by these
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and these


I'll PM the info.
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The GM 125C 3 speed automatic uses the 75125LRB axle stabilizer bearing. It fits either side. The replacement seal for the bearing is TC-1.375. The bearing driver tool is T404-303. I bought the driver tool, because changing the seal/bearing in the car is not as easy as if you have it out of the vehicle. Wanted to lessen my chances of error. Worked out well.
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Caved in and took it to a highly graded trans. shop, we'll see what his advice will be. Tune in again, same bat time, same bat channel.
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The Fiero Store sells these axle stabilizer bearings and seals:
https://www.fierostore.com/...20BEARINGS&d=373&p=1
They're kind of pricey $170 for a pair, and they appear to fit both manual and automatic, and all years. Does that make sense? Are there alternative bearing/seal combos?

I have a leak in my driver's side seal and a seep in my passenger's side seal. Since the transmission fluid is also a bit burned I'm looking at whatever I can do to extend the lifetime of my (Isuzu 5 speed) transmission (88 2.5L).
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I don't have any answers yet but when I know more I'll pass it on. These guys I'm dealing with are real pros, so I'll pass on your questions to them and attempt to answer as many as I can.
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