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2003 T&C Solenoid Pack leaks

I am selling the van and want to fix this leak. What is involved in replacing this (my dealer and mechanic tell me the pack must be replaced even though the trans works fine) and can a guy with average skill tackle this or should it go into the shop?

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  • 240cpa Dec 25, 2008

    Do I need to drain the transaxle and pull the pan? It sounds Iike I can do this all from the top/outside with little fuss.



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Depends on where the leak is from,the top or the side with the torx screws,if it's at the top which is usually the problem the gasket is about 5.00 and you have to remove the breather assembly,and the 3 bolts from the top side and wire harness from pack has a 10mm nut holding the harness on,install new gasket,if you remove the torx screws there are 3 springs,cups,and spacers that will fall out so the spacers go into the screw holes and the 3 springs and cans are all the same size so order doesn't matter on these.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • simidrm45844 Dec 29, 2008

    Yes you can fix it your self and no you do not have to drain anything,most chrysler shop's will only replace the sol pack even if it still works ok but just leaks,if it were mine "oh I did it already to mine"

    pull the sol pack off and replace the gasket,and while you have the pack off carefully take the torx screws out and put some good silicone around the edge and replace,oh and if you want to just replace the pack look on ebay there were some on there for 100.00



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