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01-25-2008, 07:47 PM
I have a 62 Hawk GT with the automatic transmission. It has a bad leak at the front seal area. I have replaced the front pump seal along with all of the other seals and o-rings. But I still have a bad leak at the front.
I spoke to a local transmission shop and the guy suggested that the front seal would not last if the bushing was worn. I am looking for a parts supplier for the seal and the bushing and any source of information about how to do this.
I was able to find a diagram at Studebaker International that suggests there is a small bushing located near the back part of the front pump. But The transmission guy indicates that there should be a larger bushing near the front of the pump, right behind the seal. I found another diagram for a Borg-Warner Model 8 transmission that indicated there was a bushing at the front part of the pump. Where can I find a source for these bushings? Where can I get more information? Info with diagrams or pictures is perfered. Thanks,

Anne F. Goodman
01-25-2008, 09:52 PM
Try Fatsco.com

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01-26-2008, 02:27 AM
You can also try NorthWest Transmission parts in Winchester Ohio !800-327-1955 they have kits and parts. Take your transmission man by the short hairs, tell him to get his books out and just order it, it is a part that Axiom and Transstar both carry. If you mention those names, they are the largest suppliers of kits,bushings,and hard parts in the country, the light bulb over their heads may on. You will also need a new front seal as the seal must be removed to replace the pump bushing. Good Luck Lou Cote :)

01-26-2008, 02:43 AM
This also assumes that torque converter hub is not seal cut. You didn't say if you or the shop did the work on your trans. It is possible to knock the garter spring off the front seal during installation in the pump, it is also possible to knock the spring off during converter install. Was the trans installed as one unit or was it installed by the book- with the converter and bellhousing still bolted to the block - then main body alligned and bolted to it? You would need some cutoff bolts to correctly center main body to bellhousing,could have cut front seal on converter - pump gear drive lugs. Good Luck Lou Cote :)

01-26-2008, 11:52 AM
There is one more thing--Sometimes the converter wears on the pump bushing surface. And it is usually only on one side, causing a front seal leak at intermittent intervals, depending on where the crank stops. When the wear on the converter lines up with the wear on the bushing, the seal isn't touching on the opposite side.