General Motors Co. reports that owners of 2009-10 Saturn Aura models may come into your store with a complaint of transmission fluid leakage. If the fluid leak is emanating from the bellhousing area, one likely cause is a worn torque-converter seal.
Installing a new-design seal made of a more robust material, part No. 24256953, should eliminate the leakage concern in short order.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].