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Re: ATF leaks
On Tue, 11 Nov 1997 10:45:57 -0500 (EST), Steve Babbar wrote:
>The most you can do isput fresh clean atf on the pan seal,
>cleanout thechannel in the trans and the pan rail. Stay away fromthe
>permatex.Anotherthing make surer the bolt s are allthe sametorque.
>Itmay be worthit to get a torque wrench the next time you do it.
>Chech also if the pan is warped.
>[ ... ]
>On Mon, 10 Nov 1997 email@example.com wrote:
>> I'm thoroughly frustrated! I cannot seem to find out how to stop the
>> ATF leak form my auto trans, 86 5000CST. It never leaked until I
>> changed the pan gasket last year. [ ... ]
My hunch is you dimpled the lip of the pan around one or more bolt
holes by overdoing it on the bolt torque when you originally reinstalled
the pan. Clean up the pan as Steve suggested and lay the pan, sealing
surface down, on a very flat and smooth surface and look for any raised
metal around the holes as well as for warping in general. Carefully
work out any dimples with a suitable bucking bar and smooth faced
hammer. Inspect the tranny sealing surface for dings, gouges, dirt,
Carefully clean everything and reinstall per Steve's recommendations.
If that doesn't work, beat the cr*p out of it, throw it away and get a
new one. :-)
DeWitt Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org