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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 jjwjr@ix.netcom.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,
etc., too.

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    de@aztek-eng.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq