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How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: September 07, 2019 09:25AM

Replaced the front(?) main seal in my 65 Monza Convertible. Getting ready to put the engine back in. What's the best way to remove/re-install the torque converter seal? It seems to be in there pretty tight.

Thanks!

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI




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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 07, 2019 11:04AM

I knock them out by collapsing them with a small chisel. Hard to describe the procedure but easy to do. Be careful not to damage the area the seal goes in.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: September 07, 2019 12:18PM

I have a large slide hammer puller with
a sheet metal screw in the end. Use a
small awl to make hole in side of seal
then screw puller into that hole and
slap the hammer a couple of times.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: September 07, 2019 12:18PM

Seal remover tool

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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 07, 2019 01:11PM

The slide hammer is a good way to do it. The HF tool doesn't work well with a shaft in the way. I've often had them just tear a hole in the seal and I end up using the chisel anyway. They do work good to pop the seal out after it is collapsed with the chisel. I have a couple of different pullers similar to the HF tool as well as the slide hammer setup.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: September 07, 2019 01:19PM

The reason I like the slide hammer is no
chance of marring the cast iron around the
seal. Careless use of a chisel can damage
the cast surface and possibility of a leak
is present.

There is a shift shaft seal thread going
right now with possibly the same problem.
I use a smaller sheet metal screw to pull
the shift shaft seal too.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: September 07, 2019 01:43PM

Thanks for the ideas guys!

I do have a slide hammer that has a small screw on the end. I will try that idea.



Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI




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Re: How to remove Torque converter seal
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: September 09, 2019 11:00AM

The slide-hammer trick worked great! It looks like a piece of 2" PVC pipe will work to seat the new seal.

Thanks again!

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI




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