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T5 Issues, Please Help

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T5 Issues, Please Help

Post #1 by StarDiero75 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:15 am

Howdy guys,

I just finished putting a T5 in my 65 Ranchero with a 66' block so I'm using the 9" bell.

Currently I have a decent sized leak coming from the front of the trans. Its not dripping from inside the bell housing vents at the bottom. Here's what I've done:
•Put front shift tail housing on from MDL (required removing and reasealing the top cover and input bearing retainer)

I did notice it was missing a cap at the end of the shift rail, would this be a major leak? I didn't think it'd leak, i kinda thought it was just like that. But thinking back that might be it. I've been searching the internet and have found nothing on replacement top cover shift rail plugs.

Would it be a good idea to separate the trans and the bell a little and slide a paper gasket over the area its leaking, or put the gasket maker around that area?

Let me know what you all think,
Ryan
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200, dual friction diaphram 9" Modern Driveline clutch and billet flywheel all balanced, 1985 SVO WC T5 with front shift, 1966 2.8 Ford 8", Weber 32/26 with VI adapter, CRT Performance HEI.
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New-to-me T5 has a leak

Post #2 by chad » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 am

Seems like you may have trusted whajagod'n not gone over it before installation?

Don't know these T5s but many have a seal (U no, the kind U can remove w/1a those pullers, insert w/a driver or socket/other appropriate implement) &/or gaskets in the housing. May be the seal (inner unseen lip) is broken, it is in crooked, etc, the fasteners not tight or need covered w/that snot B4 inserted...

Is it overfilled?

Is the leak actually from another place & just dripping from transmission.
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Re: T5 Issues, Please Help

Post #3 by mustang6 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:50 am

Take a look at this article with pictures.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/chassis-suspension/1904-rebuilding-a-t-5-five-speed-part-1-disassembly

Do you mean the big plug at the back of the shifter box housing? You can see in the pictures this T5 has one.
Scott

68 Mustang 200 ci, Aussie 250-2V head, Dual Headers, Comp Cams 252H, DSII w/MSD 6AL, T-5, V8 suspension.

65 Ranchero 200 ci, late 170 head, Autolite 1101, 3.03 3 speed, Maverick 8" 4 lug rear with 3.55 gears.

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Re: T5 Issues, Please Help

Post #4 by StarDiero75 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:18 pm

mustang6 wrote:Take a look at this article with pictures.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/chassis-suspension/1904-rebuilding-a-t-5-five-speed-part-1-disassembly

Do you mean the big plug at the back of the shifter box housing? You can see in the pictures this T5 has one.

No i mean a plug that goes at the front of the transmission (see picture). It goes at the end of the shift rail. I just found a plug and will be trying to install it while still in the car.

Heres the hole I'm talking about
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--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200, dual friction diaphram 9" Modern Driveline clutch and billet flywheel all balanced, 1985 SVO WC T5 with front shift, 1966 2.8 Ford 8", Weber 32/26 with VI adapter, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: T5 Issues, Please Help

Post #5 by mustang6 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:09 am

Yeah you can tell by how clean the inside of that opening is that it is normally plugged, and you can also tell by the red wetness around that point that it is leaking from there. A simple fix if you can get at it in the car....
Scott

68 Mustang 200 ci, Aussie 250-2V head, Dual Headers, Comp Cams 252H, DSII w/MSD 6AL, T-5, V8 suspension.

65 Ranchero 200 ci, late 170 head, Autolite 1101, 3.03 3 speed, Maverick 8" 4 lug rear with 3.55 gears.

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Re: T5 Issues, Please Help

Post #6 by StarDiero75 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:01 pm

Well i was able to plug it and it magically stopped leaking lol. That seemed to be the issue. I have the Tremec Part number as well for the plug, i got it from the Ford Dealer of all places.

74113-S

I was able to tap it in pretty well while still on the car with a screwdriver, extension and hammer. But currently there are no more leaks! Thanks guys
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200, dual friction diaphram 9" Modern Driveline clutch and billet flywheel all balanced, 1985 SVO WC T5 with front shift, 1966 2.8 Ford 8", Weber 32/26 with VI adapter, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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