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  • '51 Auto Tranny leak

    The DG 3-band in my'51 Commander was "rebuilt" back in the mid-80s, according to the reciepts that came with the car, and app. only has about 3000 mi. on it. The problem is, after it sits for several weeks, it begins leaking, and really makes a puddle. Now if I drive it, it is fine for quite a while, hardly any drips at all. Is something leaking down gradually? I've never worked on any of these units, so they are kind of a mystery to me.

    Any ideas[?]

  • #2
    Check your shifter shaft seal.

    GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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    • #3
      On a lot of Stude transmissions the fluid will sypfone from the convertor into the transmission when they sit for several weeks consequently overfilling it and leaking out. Nothing you can really do about it except start the car reglarly.
      Frank van Doorn
      Omaha, Ne.
      1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
      1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
      1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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