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Rookieracer76
Member
posted August 11, 2003 01:15 PM
When it comes to engines i know pretty much nothing. i have two problems. 1. when i try to start my car the starter just makes a "ticking" noise..whats wrong? and 2. my tranny leaks when the car is not running. i cant see when its exactly leaking from but when its running it dosnt leak. why is that? thanks for any help


JMillerJr76
Member
posted August 11, 2003 01:38 PM
the first question, it sounds like your starter solenoid is bad. get under the car, and tap the solenoid with a hammer, then try to start it, that will probally get it started, but i would replace the starter at the first chance i had. The other question is kinda hard to awnser, can you tell where the leak is coming from (i.e. the front of the tranny, the pan, or other places)?


Rookieracer76
Member
posted August 11, 2003 02:49 PM
it looks like its leaking from the right front corner. i replaced the gasket two days ago because i thought it was leaking from the pan but that didnt fix the problem. its a stock 350 tranny.


Hobby152003
Member
posted August 11, 2003 03:57 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Rookieracer76:
it looks like its leaking from the right front corner. i replaced the gasket two days ago because i thought it was leaking from the pan but that didnt fix the problem. its a stock 350 tranny.

check your dipstick tube

[This message has been edited by Hobby152003 (edited August 11, 2003).]

rico 08
Member
posted August 11, 2003 04:43 PM
Trannies will leak after you shut the motor down because the converter will drain back into the pan,it's probably the dipstick tube or the kickdown cable.


wrenchjockey
Member
posted August 11, 2003 06:31 PM
I'm in with the dipstick tube too, cuz mine's doing the same thing. She marks her territory like a horny dog. The little o-ring gets hard & brittle from heat and age.


Rookieracer76
Member
posted August 11, 2003 08:38 PM
The leak was a little from both the dipstick tube and the kickdown cable. wat exactly does the kickdown cable do? Thanks to everyone for the help!!


MEANGENE83
Member
posted August 11, 2003 10:43 PM
on a th-350 the kickdown cable's only purpose is to downshift for passing gear, so you don't need it to be functional for racing


norightturn
Member
posted August 13, 2003 07:47 AM
hmmm that's a thought. Maybe that's what I need A PASSING GEAR!!!!!


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