[59plymouth] FW: [FWDLK] More Transmission questions..
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[59plymouth] FW: [FWDLK] More Transmission questions..



Good advice from the Forward Look mailing list!

	Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List 
> [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave Stragand
> Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:22 PM
> To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [FWDLK] More Transmission questions..
> 
> A common reason is cracked insulation on the shifter cable.
> 
> As the car sits, the fluid runs out of the torque converter 
> and fills up the pan past the level of the cable.
> 
> At least that's my theory.  I had the same issue, and 
> resolved it by pulling the shift cable and using heat-shrink 
> tubing to seal it.  Fixed it for me.
> 
> -Dave
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List 
> [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Garrett
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:08 AM
> To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [FWDLK] More Transmission questions..
> 
> What might cause a bunch of transmission fluid to drain out 
> of the transmission if my car is sitting for a while on level 
> ground?  The car is a
> 57 Dodge with a Powerflite.  I'm pretty sure the mystery 
> fluid was transmission fluid and I have no idea if it was a 
> slow leak or all dumped out at once, but I have not seen or 
> heard of (from previous owner) the car doing this before.  
> The car sat in my driveway/parking lot in the condo for a few 
> weeks and I didn't really notice any tranny type fluid 
> underneath it at all.  After moving the car to a garage, it 
> probably sat for a month or two and when pulling out, I 
> noticed the puddle underneath the car.
> 
> Anything in particular I should look for?  Or has anyone had 
> a similar problem?
> 
> Any ideas appreciated.
> 
> Garrett 



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