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Old 09-10-2007, 04:00 PM
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Little help on transmission plug leak

Hello-

I just changed my transmission fluid and filter and I'm getting a leak at the drain plug in the pan. My tranny pan doesn't have the separate drain plug, you unscrew the banjo fitting between the oil filler tube and the pan (see attached).

The PO used flat aluminum washers that were really worn. I used M14 copper flat washers on either side of the banjo but am still getting a pretty big leak out the plug. Am I doing something wrong, do I need a different type of washer in here, crush washer or something?

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Old 09-10-2007, 04:02 PM
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Yes, crush washers. A regular washer is not soft enough to seal.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:32 PM
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Yes, crush washers. A regular washer is not soft enough to seal.
Agreed, torque to 10 ft. lbs. Or, for all you metric types, 14 Nm.
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