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Old 06-18-2003, 10:35 AM
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Leaking Transmission

My Transmission fluid level was down and when I was adding fluid I noticed (immediately) that fluid was coming out from underneath somewhere. I have not had a chance to get under the car but I do not think that it is leaking around the pan.......does anyone have any ideas of what it could be.
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:51 AM
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Looks like Its time for a trans filter and gasket. It cost aorund $20 for the kit and labor should be 1/2 to 1 hour.
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:51 AM
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First thing to check is the ripes to the oil cooler.

Apart from the pan, just about every other leak involves the transmission out
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:53 AM
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If it is the pipes, is that difficult to fix. Also, is there a procedure on line for changing the filter and gasket?
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:55 AM
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If it leaks immediately when you are adding fluid, it could be that the dipstick tube itself may be leaking at the point of entry into the trans.
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Old 06-18-2003, 11:01 AM
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Really in order to change the filter and gasket.

Get car lifted.
Remove trans pan. All Fluid will come out
You will see the filter.
Remove filter.
Remove old rubber gasket from trans pan.CHECK FOR BITS OF METAL IN THE BOTTOM OF THE TRANS PAN. METAL=WORN TRANNY.
Add New filter.
Add new gasket.
Bolt pan back on,alternating bolts. Do not bolt the right side then left side,that will make the tranny leak prematurely.
Fill car back up with tranny fluid.

DONT ALWAYS JUMP TO THE MOST EXPENSIVE REPAIR. IT IS FAIRLY COMMON FOR THESE 10+ YEAR OLD GASKETS TO FAIL. RUBBER+OIL=WEAR OF RUBBER
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Old 06-18-2003, 11:34 AM
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How does the dipstick tube attach to the pan? Is it welded?
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