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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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leaking trans

has anyone had problems with there trans pan sealing i just replaced mine 3 months ago it was the fram kit off summit and its leaking more than it was before do i just use some rtv or is there a different sealant i should use thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 12:35 AM
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You sure it's the pan gasket that's leaking? Leaks from the converter and/or pump seal, as well as the dipstick tube O-ring tend to accumulate around the pan area.

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Did you use a cork gasket or a rubber coated steel core gasket? I remember the days of the cork gasket, and it isn't a good memory.

The rubber coated steel core ones are the only way to go!

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get an OEM gasket and put back on there.
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Make sure the pan flange is flat; one of my buddies overtorqued the pan bolts, leading to what I call "volcano syndrome".
The holes in the pan get deformed into little cones, preventing a new gasket from sealing.

Note to all idiots: Tightening a bolt that is leaking will not help unless it's actually loose; and you DO really need a torque wrench. Especially if you've done the above sin to a gasket flange.

I had to RE-flatten the edge of the pan with a hammer to get it to seal again; I wanted to use the hammer on his head, but...

I torqued it down with a new gasket, and it's still good after being fluid/filter changed a few more times.

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i finally got under neath my car after i cleaned it off and it appears to be leaking from the pump, pan and the tail shaft so im gonna pull it on Friday and take it to a shop to change all the gaskets and hopefully that will be the end of my tranny problems

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Make sure it's not coming out the vent on top if it is you are wasting money resealing it. With that many leaks you have to assume the seals inside the transmission are just as bad as the ones outside and that you may be wasting money on that particular transmission no matter what you do. Pulling the transmission and resealing it is about half the cost of a minor overhaul. Something to think about.
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Make sure it's not coming out the vent on top if it is you are wasting money resealing it. With that many leaks you have to assume the seals inside the transmission are just as bad as the ones outside and that you may be wasting money on that particular transmission no matter what you do. Pulling the transmission and resealing it is about half the cost of a minor overhaul. Something to think about.
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is it normal for some tranny fluid to build up in the bell housing i pulled that plastic plug and it started leaking out, how do you check on whether or not its leaking out the top vent?

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Not really it means something is leaking, are you sure it isn't motor oil? Look for build up around the vent it is at the back of the transmission case near the extension housing.
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If it is transmission fluid coming from the rubber access plug, then it is likely the front pump leaking.

my 2000 Grad Marquis at 230k starting leaving spots of transmission fluid on the driveway from there. It was such a little amount that I haven't bothered with it. It was leaving a nickel sized drop every 5th or 6th time it was parked after local driving, and it actually hasn't dripped in 6 months or so.

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