RE: [Chrysler300] 1955 Powerflite Leaking
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RE: [Chrysler300] 1955 Powerflite Leaking



Same problem, same diagnosis, same puddle

 

The torque converter seal leaks as the converter bleeds down into the pan
and over fills. The side seals above the normal fill level of the pan were
never designed to hold when submerged in fluid for weeks or months at a
time.

 

I have to add a quart in April after storage and never again for the whole
summer because driving it keeps the converter pumped up. I drove my car over
3000 miles last year, it used none all summer.

 

It's on my list to fix when the car undergoes a partial restoration as soon
as my Goers order comes in.

 

.Jack

 

 

Jack Boyle

(913) 544 4650

 

Enjoying the same C-300 since 1967

IMG_0623 small

 

 

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 12:57 PM
To: 'Ron Waters'; 'David Schwandt'; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 1955 Powerflite Leaking

 

  

I spent way too much time and money on the tranny in our '55 C-300 and the
leakage problem was not resolved until an internal seal and parts were
replaced at the front end of the tranny to prevent drainage of the torque
converter into the body of the tranny.  The seal around the selector cable
seemed unable to control this hydrostatic pressure.  Heat-shrink tubing
around the shift cable (if cracked open and leaking) and a good new seal,
properly installed where the shift cable connects to the tranny are
important elements of the fix.

 

Sorry, I can't provide more detail.  There are more knowledgeable PowerFlite
experts than the shop(s) I used.  I recommend R&R the tranny and send it to
someone that knows how to do it right the first time.

 

C-300'less,

Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of 'Ron Waters' ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 10:16 AM
To: David Schwandt <finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 1955 Powerflite Leaking

 

  

Thanks Dave ! Just called NAPA and the old 49482 cross-references to NAPA
6925, which is still available. Yay !

Ron
----- Original Message ----- 
From: David Schwandt 
To: 'Ron Waters' ; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 1:06 PM
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 1955 Powerflite Leaking

NAPA # for that seal is/was 49482

At least it is in my 1985 cross reference book

Good Luck!

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of 'Ron Waters' ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 11:57 AM
To: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] 1955 Powerflite Leaking

Hi All -

I have a nasty leak in a 1955 Powerflite. It seems to be coming from the
lever area. My theory is that it's the manual valve lever shaft oil seal,
which is part no. 1408353. . 

Does anyone have a NAPA (or other) part number for that seal ?

Also, the book mentions that a tool, C-3277, is used to install the seal.
Does anyone know where I can get this tool, or does anyone know a workaround
in case this tool is not available ?

Ron

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