Re: 4R100 front oil seal options
I think I just figured it out. When I put my oil pump on originally, I had a spacing problem inside the transmission, and the pump didn't seat properly. When I tried to install it, I stripped a bolt. I didn't worry about it, I cheated and just put in a slightly longer bolt, so I could get some torque on it, and gooped that one up with silicone when I got the pump on (and fixed my internal problem that is). Well, it turns out, the one bolt hole that I stripped is one that has oil pressure behind it from the pump, possibly the only one. I found this image online, and circled the one I stripped.
So, my laziness really bit me in the a$$ this time. It'll just take an 8mm x1.25 helicoil fix, and a few new gaskets, and I'll be off and running. While the pump is out, I've taken it over to a local trans shop to have that bushing replaced.