I own a 1985 Ford ranger xl 4x4 and have had the transmission rebuild twice. The mechanic doing the wor stated to me that the camshaft may have too much play and is causing the seal in the transmission to foul/leak. is this a poss

Asked by Mar 21, 2017 at 05:28 PM about the 1985 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can a un-balanced crank shaft cause transmission seal leakage?
Mechanic says sloppy camshaft can cause transmission seal leakage, He
rebuilt My transmission and it's back in the shop 2500 miles or so later. is
this possible? Please help Me understand .The mechanic stated that his
shop wouldn't honor his warranty after this repair. Do I need to contact the
BBB and report his bad business practice or am I stuck with his questimate
of the issue????

1 Answer


Crankshafts and camshafts are balanced. Never heard of a crankshaft causing a transmission front pump seal to leak. That is B.S. It probably because he didn't replace the bushing in the front pump housing to begin with or he knows that something is wrong that he does not want to fix. Everything that spins with a motor is balanced.

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