i have a 1981 lincoln town car 2 door and there is oil leaking out of the back of the transmision where the driveshaft goes in

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Asked by Jul 28, 2013 at 09:44 PM about the 1981 Lincoln Town Car Signature Coupe

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114,095

Sounds like you need a new rear seal.

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114,095

Transmition tail shaft rear seal

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you don't have to take the tranny out for that do you

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114,095

No. Just drop the drive shaft out and replace the seal. Not that hard of a job on most older cars.

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thank you

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114,095

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DquzSfMWiPc --- this not the same model as yours but will give you an idea as to how it is done.

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114,095

Your welcome. Drive Safe

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I hope it's just a rear seal. Oftentimes, the bushing in the tailshaft housing is wiped out because the Transmission is wiped out. Driving with a bad u-joint can have the same effect - shake the crap out of it until all the bushings, seals and bearings give way.

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