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With the fluid pan removed use a blunt screwdriver to scrape off the old gasket from the pan and the transmission body. Apply a thin smear of sealant to the pan and place the new gasket onto it - line up the holes in the gasket with the bolt holes in the pan.

Lift the pan up against the transmission body and put the bolts in finger tight to hold it into place, then tighten with a socket to pull the pan tight against the transmission body.

To refill the transmission with fresh fluid (don't use the old fluid) have a look on the side of the transmission itself. There will be a filler plug that needs to be unscrewed. Alternatively, you can rig up a funnel/tube and fill the transmission via the transmission dipstick tube. This method takes longer but it tends not to be as messy as filling the transmission via the filler plug.

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Measure the fluid you drained and match it to the mount the manual and make sure its close.
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