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Old 07-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Auto tranny shaft seal removal tool

Hi,

It seems like the control shaft seal on my transmision is leaking, part # 24501423606. The TIS calls for tool BMW 24 5 360, which screws into the seal so you can pull it out. Does anyone know where I can get a tool like that?

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Old 07-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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Pancho - I'll reply to your email as well -

I'll need to look into this with my OE tool supplier on Monday.

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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If anyone is looking to do this it seems fairly easy.

Here's a link to instructions: http://www.justanswer.com/bmw/309ei-...r-linkage.html

Anyone have a price or source for the special tool needed? It's #24 5 360.

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Old 07-11-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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They are available on ebay, but if the seal is hardened as most of them are that are leaking, the threads of this tool wont cut into it. I put a lot of pressure on it and it would not grab, I tried it on two different seals. You would probably be better off trying to pry it out with a thin screw driver. A very poorly designed tool.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-TRANSMISS..._Tools&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:47 AM   #6
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This here might work, looking at it the width of the piece that goes into the seal may be too wide, it may be able to be carefully ground down to make it narrow enough. 13 bucks.
http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-58430-Sh.../dp/B000FPYW4K
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the quick reply and especially the links!

I'll be attempting this project in the near future. Doesn't seem too hard if I have the proper tool.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:06 AM   #8
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I just bought the seal (which comes with the white plastic cylinder).

Will a screw driver, 13 MM wrench and another f***305;xed wrench be enough?

Can you please check this link?

http://bmwfanatics.ru/forumvb/viewto...p?f=47&t=33636

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Old 12-19-2014, 01:46 PM   #9
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You MUST use special tool. Do not try to use anything else you will end up scratching the shaft. I ended up damaging the shaft, then what I did, I used one A/C greet fat O ring that fits snug inside providing proper seal, then I installed new seal. So far no leak, but the old seal is very hard to remove without special tool.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #10
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You MUST use special tool. Do not try to use anything else you will end up scratching the shaft. I ended up damaging the shaft, then what I did, I used one A/C greet fat O ring that fits snug inside providing proper seal, then I installed new seal. So far no leak, but the old seal is very hard to remove without special tool.

Which tool is the best for 4 speed steptronic GM transmission ?
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:39 PM   #11
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Which tool is the best for 4 speed steptronic GM transmission ?
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:19 AM   #12
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I listened to Daniel's advice and I just changed it without any special tool. First I tried to turn the old seal with a very small and thin screw driver. I used lots of brakepad and wd40 spray.

Thankfully the old seal turned. I kept turning it several times.

Then I used the small battery drill on the photo on the old seal for only 1-2 seconds and the old seal popped out immediately, it came to my eye

But I have 2 problems:

1- I made the new seal slippery with silicone dashboard spray and used that white plastic on top of the shifter screw in order not to damage the new seal. All was good but the new seal's upper side looks like it didnt sit to the hole perfect but all other sides of the new seal sat properly. Does the new seal have a tooth inside?

2- The upper nut (which screws on the screw circled with the seal) tightened a bit stiff/rough in the beginning but it screwed easily and smoothly afterwards but the nut it not really tight, it keeps turning clockwise. Will it be a problem? (Thankfully it screwed stiff in the beginning so it wont pop out I think?)

Could you please reply these 2 questions as Im worried.

However I had a 15 minutes long high speed drive and there s no oil leak. I also changed gears several times and the nut still stays there.

Here is the pic of the drill, old seal and new seal. I used 13mm 2 wrenches to loosen nuts without pressuring the shifter shock.

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Hi,

I wanted to share my experience with the official BMW automatic transmission shift shaft seal removal tool, as there is not a lot of info out there, other than a few posts about it not fitting well on the seal and users resorting to using a screw driver or pick. I purchased part number 83300491781, which is the nut and screw pictured in the seal removal steps ( https://www.ecstuning.com/ES198293/ ). The tool is basically a shortened version of the popular GM transmission seal puller available on several sites. The drawback of the GM tool is there is no room for it on BMWs. The BMW tool is intended to pull the seal without dropping the transmission. I have seen one post on this form from someone who cut the GM Tool to shorten it, then used pliers and vise grips to turn the tool into the seal and knock it out. Not a bad idea.

I too experienced the BMW tool not fitting into the seal and not screwing into it. It appeared that the tool has a "lip" at the end of the cone that digs into the seal. Like the last ring is turned up a bit. I looked at the picture of the tool on line and see it is supposed to be that way. I don't know why it is that way. The lip prevents the tool from going into the seal ring and getting a "bite" on it. I contemplated removing the last ring somehow, but it finally just came loose after several attempts to drive the tool into the seal using force from a pry bar. I was able to pry it off with my finger. After that, the tool had a true conical shape on the end and could bite into the seal. I was able to firmly screw it in with my hand, then, while applying pressure with a pry bar, screw it in even further. After that, i was able to pop the seal out whole following the BMW instructions and screwing the large nut over the tool.

I attached two pics. One with the seal tool, seal attached to it, and large nut that you use to turn the tool out. The second pic has the last "lip" ring that prevents it from digging into the seal. This lip needs to be snipped off or removed somehow for this tool to "bite" into the seal and work properly. i wanted to post this so there is some useful info out there for people who have or are thinking about buying the tool
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:49 PM   #14
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Thanks to everyone who has tried this.

I still haven't attempted this DIY.

I'm beginning to wonder if paying a shop to do it would be a lot cheaper and easier.

The tool above is $73.

Any ideas on what a shop would charge?
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From other posts, cost for a mechanic seem to be in $300 - $400 range.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #16
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just pulled my selector shaft seal

I got the BMW tool from FCP Euro. Like others, I couldnt get the threads to bite into the seal. I used a 2x4 for leverage between the tapered piece and the body of the car. Fit perfectly. Still couldn't get it to set. I took a hair dryer and heat up the now beat up old seal. Then, after having another go at it, the threads seated and I pulled it out. took a lot of force to pull it out. I wouldn't say the tool is the most well designed, but I'm not sure how I would have done it without the tool.
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