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2000 Lincoln Town Car Question: I have a 3" diameter hole in my bell housing of the transmission I don't know

 

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Davad41, South Bend, IN, June 04, 2013, 19:44
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what I hit to cause it no leakage its where I can see the fly wheel what can I use to patch the hole the transmission works fine it located on the very bottom I just want to seal hole to keep debri out. Again it starts and runs good all the time is there a way to patch the hole

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    June 04, 2013, 20:01
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    All you need to do is clean area and use some Permatex clear RTV silicone ADHESIVE to glue a sheet metal patch on it then duct tape it and let it set for 12 hrs. I wouldn't drill holes and use screws unless you are sure it won't interfere with torque converter or drill into something you can't repair! Clean is the key word! Use carb. or brake cleaner, let it dry then install patch. This adhesive is the best thing you can use, tried and true!

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    May 25, 2014, 22:09
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    Do you also notice a rattling sound when you drive 50 mph?

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    August 20, 2014, 18:04
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    JB WELD fixes a lot of damage! My brother patched a hole in an old 6 cylinder truck engine, on the water jacket, and it stayed fixed for years!

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