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Guys, I can't get the old seal out. Do I have to buy a special tool or something? I don't want to damage the transmission surface
 

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Guys, I can't get the old seal out. Do I have to buy a special tool or something? I don't want to damage the transmission surface
If your talking about the 4L60e automatic 4sp, which I am assuming you are as it does not indicate. Take a small flat head screw driver and place it on the lip of one side of the seal. Gently knock it up inwards with a hammer into the transmission. It will spin and you can pull it out when it turns side ways. Be sure not to scratch or gouge the pick up tube.
Wrap a piece of masking tape tightly around the top of the screw driver if you want to be extra cautious.
 

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Guys, I can't get the old seal out. Do I have to buy a special tool or something? I don't want to damage the transmission surface
Glad I'm not the only one to have hell getting that seal removed I can't remember how I got it out maybe a slide hammer puller screwdriver and hammer can't remember other than how hard it was to remove then the new was so loose it would fall out had to get three different filters to finally get one that fit right.
 

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If your talking about the 4L60e automatic 4sp, which I am assuming you are as it does not indicate. Take a small flat head screw driver and place it on the lip of one side of the seal. Gently knock it up inwards with a hammer into the transmission. It will spin and you can pull it out when it turns side ways. Be sure not to scratch or gouge the pick up tube.
Wrap a piece of masking tape tightly around the top of the screw driver if you want to be extra cautious.
Yes the 4L60e. They sure design these things with the maintenance man in mind. :rolleyes:
 

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Screw driver and hammer. Just bend old seal e word by tapping it with hammer then pry out
 

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When I did mine the old seal seemed to be in good shape so I just re-used it. 20k miles later I haven't had any issues. Has anybody here had an issue just leaving the old one in there and re-using it?
 

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Not sure he's talking about the tail shaft seal...
 

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^either one will come out that way as will a 1-pc RMS.
I personally wouldn't consider putting it back together without replacing it, Murphy's law says it'll start leaking as soon as you reassemble it with the old seal.
 

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I'm talking about the tiny seal the transmission filter goes into. The one that always stays up in the trans when you pull the filter down and out
That's what I thought. I get the feeling others are thinking of the tailshaft seal.
 

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That's what I thought. I get the feeling others are thinking of the tailshaft seal.
I could just try to re use the old one. Right now I have all of the bolts started into the pan. All I have left is to torque them and refill the tranny. That's where I left off Saturday. I plan on finishing it today. Another reason I'm thinking of doing that is because the new filter has the seal on it. I tried to take it off and it's on there good. I didn't want to beat it to death trying to get it off. I don't know how easy it would slide back up in there with the filter attached because I've seen youtube videos of guys using a socket to evenly tap the new seal in? I'd be trying to push it in by holding the plastic filter.

I think this is the first time that this trans has been serviced because the fluid definitely wasn't red. It was brown. I can't say that it really smelled burnt because this is my first time messing with a trans. I have nothing to compare to. I'm hoping this thing isn't worse but, it had to be tried because it was slipping and had the code for intermittent solenoid.;)
 

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I could just try to re use the old one. Right now I have all of the bolts started into the pan. All I have left is to torque them and refill the tranny. That's where I left off Saturday. I plan on finishing it today. Another reason I'm thinking of doing that is because the new filter has the seal on it. I tried to take it off and it's on there good. I didn't want to beat it to death trying to get it off. I don't know how easy it would slide back up in there with the filter attached because I've seen youtube videos of guys using a socket to evenly tap the new seal in? I'd be trying to push it in by holding the plastic filter.

I think this is the first time that this trans has been serviced because the fluid definitely wasn't red. It was brown. I can't say that it really smelled burnt because this is my first time messing with a trans. I have nothing to compare to. I'm hoping this thing isn't worse but, it had to be tried because it was slipping and had the code for intermittent solenoid.;)
If the old seal is seated in there and the new filter fits snug into it you should be good to go. If it is slipping I would put in 2 bottles of the Lucas transmission stop slip when you refill it. Of all the snake oils this one really does a good job. My cousin's ford escort was slipping pretty bad and we changed the filter and put in 2 bottles when we refilled it and now its shifting great.
 

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I could just try to re use the old one. Right now I have all of the bolts started into the pan. All I have left is to torque them and refill the tranny. That's where I left off Saturday. I plan on finishing it today. Another reason I'm thinking of doing that is because the new filter has the seal on it. I tried to take it off and it's on there good. I didn't want to beat it to death trying to get it off. I don't know how easy it would slide back up in there with the filter attached because I've seen youtube videos of guys using a socket to evenly tap the new seal in? I'd be trying to push it in by holding the plastic filter.

I think this is the first time that this trans has been serviced because the fluid definitely wasn't red. It was brown. I can't say that it really smelled burnt because this is my first time messing with a trans. I have nothing to compare to. I'm hoping this thing isn't worse but, it had to be tried because it was slipping and had the code for intermittent solenoid.;)
Do I understand this right that you are reusing the old filter and leaving the old seal in because you can't get the old seal out and the new seal off the new filter to install first so all you have really done is change the fluid for an intermittent solenoid code? If this is true maybe you should rethink this and try again before you button things up just my two cents.
 
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