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    any tips for driving transmission seals?

    Spent a good 40 minutes trying to get the new tranny seal in. I'm currently using a seal driver and a sledge hammer, but to no avail. Any hints, or just trial and error?

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    which side are you installing, the drivers or the passengers? I used a large socket that i had laying around and a long extension. The passengers side went in real easy. The drivers side, I actually had to add some extensions to the socket to make it long enough to extend beyond the fiero's body. That was the only way I was able to get it to go in straight. You might want to check the seal to make sure you have not damaged it by attempting to install it. If you are in doubts, buy another one.

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    I agree with glenngdman. A socket works very well. If it gets crocked or bent, buy another Ari.

    Jim

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    I used a length of the white PVC schedule 40 plastic pipe from home depot when I did mine, worked fine. Mind you the engine was out.

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    I used ABS pipe. That's just what I had. Then I used th side of the hammer to hit the pipe with.

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    how did you make out Ari?

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    I was away for the long weekend, so I still haven't managed to drive it in. Will begin work on it again later today hopefully.

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    Got a neat tip today - I was told to put the seal in the freezer over night so it contracts, making it easier to fit in the hole. Anyone tried this before?

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    Re: any tips for driving transmission seals?

    Hey that just might work, pretty slick! Its not going to work like the old method of heating the one part and freezing the other. now that works excellent. Thats works good for bearings or pressed shafts. But the seal in the freezer trick may be the ticket. Let us know!


    David
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