Highboy Posted July 21, 2017 Share Posted July 21, 2017 To make a long story short I am on my third attempt to get this seal installed correctly. Also my third time pulling the engine. The original fix was for head gasket replacements and a new timing belt. The second time I pulled the engine was after the initial fail of the original seal. I had transmission fluid pouring everywhere. The second time I replaced it, and had the same problem, though less fluid. I could not find any reference for this particular set up - 1992 Legacy with the TZ102 Transaxle Automatic 4 Spd transmission. So every reference I had (for different Subaru's) indicated that the seal should be flush with the mouse of the trans casing, or in about 1mm or so. For the vehicle I have, this does not fully seat the seal. I have provided some pictures to show that the seal (and I have ordered three now - all the same dimensions) will sit well in the cavity for the seal when fully seated and will sit back probably an eighth of an inch. Does anyone know if this is correct and to just fully seat the seal in the cavity? I just ruined one because I was unsure and got impatient and bent it a bit pushing it in. I am almost ready to scrap the car, but I have replaced the head gaskets, new tires. timing belt, battery, valve seals, oil pan gasket, and others I can;t even recall now. If I can't get this resolved I am just going to have to cut my losses I am afraid . . . %5Bimg%5Dhttp%3A//i.imgur.com/HbteIRa.jpg[/img] %5Bimg%5Dhttp%3A//i.imgur.com/H47QHHz.jpg[/img] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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