Oil Leak at the shifting shaft


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Oil Leak at the shifting shaft

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My 85A is leaking oil where shifting shaft comes out of the trans, does anyone know what the fix is,and do i have to pull the engine to fix this problem. Thanks for any help.
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All you need to do is pull the shifter off and pull the old seal and replace with a new seal. Someone will be here to give the exact procedure.

Sounds like a new How-to article to me.
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Just remove the shifter, then pull the old seal out. Take some masking tape and cover up the splines on the end of the shaft to prevent them from damaging the new seal before you put it on. Put a light coating of oil on the shaft to help the seal go back on, then press it into place. Remove the masking tape, replace the shifter. That's it!
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thanks guys, seal is probably dealer only i bet.
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Ok so which SCHEMATIC is it on? Mine is leaking too.
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i couldnt find it in the book or anthing on it ,that is y i asked the question, called the dealer and they found it, and ordered it, part is a 4.00 part
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PS. got 2 in case i screw one up.
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I have a 90 GL1500se and i discoverd today that my shifter seal is leaking also, is it necessary to take the exhaust manifold off on shifter side to change the seal? your help will be greatly appreciated
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biker251 wrote:I have a 90 GL1500se and i discoverd today that my shifter seal is leaking also, is it necessary to take the exhaust manifold off on shifter side to change the seal? your help will be greatly appreciated
Jim
That depends on how much room you have to pull the seal and put the new one in. If you can get the shifter off, pop the old seal out with a small screw driver or punch."put it in btween the seal rubber and shaft" and pop a new seal in, " use a socket the same outside diam. as the seal" and an extention and drive the deal in. Be sure to cover the splines and coat the shaft with oil or grease.
How many times do I have to tell ya,,, The right tool for the right job!
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Thanks ,i will give it a try
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Since I am basically lazy,any know the part # for the shifter shaft seal? say that 10 times real fast. :D
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buffdaddy55 wrote:Since I am basically lazy,any know the part # for the shifter shaft seal? say that 10 times real fast. :D
Not a clue. I looked through the online parts fiche for about 5 minutes, it's not listed (or even shown) on any of the ones I saw.

Anyone know the part number for this thing?
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Engine block, #35.

OIL SEAL (14X28X7)
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SteveB123 wrote:Engine block, #35.

OIL SEAL (14X28X7)
You know, I looked right at that and thought, "nah, that's not it." OK, you're right. Part number 91206-286-013, can be had for $1.89 from Cyclemax. http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com ... NDER-BLOCK
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im not a mechanic but it took me about 15min. to replace, use a screw or ice pick to pull old one out. simplest repair ive done on it yet.
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Part # is 91206-286-013 . Found mine at Partzilla.com for less than $4 including shipping. :D
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Thank you; I was looking for a fix as I noticed my 84 Asp have begun to drip and it seems to be at the shifter.

Ordered a new seal and hopefully it will be great.

Question; how much mess will there be? Will the oil start pouring out or is it a bit of an isolated spot?
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CrazyCatman wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:03 pm Thank you; I was looking for a fix as I noticed my 84 Asp have begun to drip and it seems to be at the shifter.

Ordered a new seal and hopefully it will be great.

Question; how much mess will there be? Will the oil start pouring out or is it a bit of an isolated spot?
You'll get a few drops out, but it's not going to be a gusher - you can safely do it without first draining the crankcase.
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WingAdmin wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:00 pm
CrazyCatman wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:03 pm Thank you; I was looking for a fix as I noticed my 84 Asp have begun to drip and it seems to be at the shifter.

Ordered a new seal and hopefully it will be great.

Question; how much mess will there be? Will the oil start pouring out or is it a bit of an isolated spot?
You'll get a few drops out, but it's not going to be a gusher - you can safely do it without first draining the crankcase.
Thank you. Looking forward to get a cleaner bottom again :)


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