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After putting a motor in I replace the front seal on the transmission 2003 automatic all wheel drive drove the car about a hundred miles transmission.got Very hot front seal started leaking on transmission put 6 quarts of tranny fluid in to go 40 miles so I didn't blow up the transmission what can be the problem with this never had a problem with the transmission before
 

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The front seal? You mean the front pump seal? If that's the case then obviously that requires transmission removal. Though I don't see how an engine swap would cause that....I see you mention all wheel drive. If it's leaking from either of the output seals (3) I can see you nicking it on the re-installation of the axles or shaft. If the pump seal is leaking I know that requires TC removal. There is a DIY for the front pump seal as well.

EDIT: I see you said you replaced it. You probably didn't seat it properly. Or messed it up when you installed it.
 

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Yes as I said we put a motor in a car and then I said I might as well change the front seal on the transmission torque converter seal drove the car about a hundred miles front seal started leaking on the transmission also transmission got very hot now I am going to put in a new torque converter and a new front seal there was no metal filings in the bottom of the transmission pan I will be replacing the pan filter and the gasket tomorrow hopefully this will work I hope it didn't blow the the transmission pump I have no idea how that pump works
 

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You can't identify metal shavings in an automatic transmission. Clutch material often wears as a metal sludge and sticks to the magnets. This is normal for any automatic transmission so what you may find might be typical.

Looking at hardtops excellent DIY, it is as I suspected, the seal is similar to a rear main bearing seal. To be quite honest, you do not need a torque converter. Go to the dealership and order the seal. This is a difficult to replace part so I would not go cheap. If you want to wait you can order it from our vendor here. However shipping may negate your discount. You need to be sure to install it properly as well. The one on my Grand Vitara is odd, as it sits behind the actual pump assembly.
 
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