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2001 Windstar. I have fluid leaking out of the inspection plate on the cover over the torque converter. This seems to happen after climbing a steep hill. I see from the exploded view of the tranny/torqueconverter that there appear to be two seals between them. This Windy has sat idle for 4 months and it is possible that those seals have dried out.

Can this problem be fixed with one of those additives that claim to revive dried out seals?

If the seals have to be replaced, does this involve stripping down the tranny or can they be removed by pulling the torque converter forward and pulling the seals out of the transmission housing?

Has anyone had any experience with this problem?
 

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Have you ever seen any of those leak fixes actually work??? I've heard many times from people how this or that works for this or that leak.. But I've never been so lucky...Besides it would be for a small leak & only a temp fix..Ultimately you'd have to get the problem repaired.. You're best off having a reputable transmission specialist examine your trans...
 

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Pull the inspection cover and look at the inside of the bell housing. If the leak is running from the back of the torque converter it is a shaft leak. If the fluid is thrown around the bell housing then it is a torque converter leak. In my 40 plus years of experience I have seen these so called miricle fixes do more harm than good. If the fix you propose will seal the leak what do you think it will do to your valve body and other critical passage ways in the transmission?
 

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9 out of 10 times those "cure all snake oils" actually make the problem worse, especially in transmissions, and in power steering... I agree with printman, if you really love her, bring her to a shop you can trust.
 
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