Leaking C4 Tailshaft

From the mess under the car it’s obvious I have a leak from the transmission tailshaft. I’m hoping it’s just the seal and not the bushing…but nothing has gone that simply so far.

Using a flat screwdriver and a hammer I was able to gently (as gently as possible so as not to damage the case) pry the old seal out.

Before I removed the old seal I noticed that there was some play in the output shaft. At present I’m not sure if that is normal or not, but I suspect not.

The good folk on the vintage mustang forum let me know that once the slip yoke is inserted back onto the output shaft the play should be gone. If there is still play the bushing will need to be replaced.

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