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Advice from transmission experts requested

My son had no leaks coming from his transmission in his 1996 Mustang GT. 2 weekends ago, 1/4 mile from home, he left a trail of transmission fluid all down the street and up into the driveway. He came in panicked and I pinpointed the heavy leak coming from the bell-housing plug. We pull the transmission, drained the fluid (it was very clean and so was the magnet in the drain pan). I pulled off the torque converter and the seal was not there. I look at the torque converter and there it was. In preparation for the repair I bought a front pump rebuild kit and a rebuilt torque converter to make sure everything was totally fixed, before reinstalling. Given this scenario: my gut feeling is that this was just a blown seal that leaked a lot the last 1/4 mile that the car was driven home. It is hard for me to believe that this is anything more than the seal that was completely out of the pump. Advice needed: should I do anything more than just replacing the seal and reinstalling? I have never opened up a tranny before, but have done a lot of research during the last two weeks. Should I rebuild the front pump (I have all the parts to do it) or just put on a new seal and reinstall? New Torque converter (or I could just take back the unopened box and save some money)?

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I would just install the new seal. Hold on to everything else for now.

Service the transmission to spec, leak check it, and road test it. If it checks good then return the parts.

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