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Transmission selector shaft seal

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by jas98, May 18, 2019.

  1. jas98

    jas98 Active Member

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    Hi all...anyone ever replace the selector shaft seal on a vs commodore auto? I have the seal....but need to k ow if it's a matter of off with pan...remove linkage and then seal etc.

    I have read that you need to remove allot of the internals to do it and then read it's easy as. Before I go to do it was wondering if anyone's done it.

    I've done every other seal you can think on on these cars over the years but never this one haha
     
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    Check out the instructions in the files attached below from the Holden VS Service Manual. If you need further instructions on adjusting the gearshift linkage or neutral start and backup lamp switch as mentioned in sections 3.5.13 and 3.5.14 let me know. They are in the VR manual which is more tricky to access/print.
     

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    Hi Black VXGTS.

    No disrespect here whatsoever, but over time many new tools are invented to reduce job time and make the job far more efficient money-wise. These newer tools weren't around when these manuals were written.

    As such I did mine and it took all of 2 minutes. The biggest part was to remove the shifter linkage off the selector shaft by just undoing the retaining nut.

    Buy yourself the following tool and you'll never have to buggerise around with anything internally within the trans.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Selector-Shaft-Seal-Tool-T-E-Tools-6755-NEW-Capacity-1-2-to-11-16/263017548258?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    I had mine back together and no leakage and mess under the car whatsoever.
     
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    No offence taken. Thanks for the post - no substitute for experience.

    Probably worth including in the Commodore How-To's Forum.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Well as said i have done every other seal on these cars over the years besides this one.

    I just finished serviceing the trans so i had the pan off anyway. Was actually easy with pan off...however that tool mentioned would have made it even quicker espesially if you didnt need to service the trans

    The links helped allot so thankyou.... BlackVXGTS
     
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    In saying all of the above, the actual seal is rather costly to say the least.
     

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