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- Feb 8, 2015
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I didn't suggest having him touch the valve body, in an earlier post I had suggested finding a transmission shopI also would not want him touching the valve body, but that is just me.
Thanks Auggie, by the way, what type/year of vehicle did you have your trans rebuilt at a dealer? I was wondering if it was antique or newer car.Nine years at a mopar dealer, a work mate used a small hammer to install "Shift shaft seals" as far as I know none failed.
Pulling the valve body and using a bolt and washers to put the seal in, is a nother good idea, not as diffacult as some would think.
I know some will freak, I used a "scratch awl" to pop the old seal out. Took the seal on the bench grinder, and ground a slight bevel on the bottom of the seal (A trick I do on all lip seals. How many seals have you destroyed not having a proper tool?) to facilitate starting it. Making the installation easier. I then used over sized channel lock pliers, on the seal, using the pan as a backup to the top jaw, and slowly work the seal in side to side a little at a time, to achieve the installation. And to my knowledge never had a "come back".
As far as being an eight hour job, that garage is just "making a job" rather than just fixing it.
Even pulling the trans to put the seal in won't take even four hours. I was paid nine "flat rate hours" to rebuild a trans at the dealer.
Sounds like they do not know Mopars. Just buy the $29 tool and do it. I know it pisses mechanics off when you tell them what to do, but show him this thread, he either does not know, thinks you don't know, or is not out to help you the customer. I just can't get past changing the pan and noticing this later, and wanting this many hours, but I also don't know your original complaint....if it was brought in for a leak it is all on him.