A friend bought a 99 dodge caravan a couple a month ago and it has been running fine until now. you see , the transmission pan is leaking, so i went under to see what the problem was. turned out to be that the pan is bent in one spot, like a rock was shot up into it or something i don't know. but i was wondering if you could fix it easliy.
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Re: transmission seal leak
It all depends on how severely it is bent. You can try to straighten it out, but if the flange won't mate with the trans smoothly, it will still leak. You may be better off getting a pan off of a wreck that is straight and replacing it.
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IF TRANSMISSION LEAKING WHILE RUNNING LEAKING AT TORQUE CONVERTER SHAFT SEAL OR TRANSMISSION COOLER LINES GOING INTO RADIATOR LEAKING.YOU WILL LOSE MORE FLUID AT COOLER LINE BECAUSE TRANSMISSION UNDER PRESSURE THE OIL PUMP PUMPING IT THROUGH THE RADIATOR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR FLUID QUICKLY IF LEAK COMING FROM COOLER LINES GOING INTO RADIATOR.DONT DRIVE VAN UNTIL FIX BECAUSE FLUID LOST WILL BE TRANSMISSION LOST.
even if you bought a new trans pan gasket it will still leak this is a easy repair get a new gasket and silicone (gasket making silicone) use bothe gasket and silicone that the only way you will stop a leaking pan gasket and yes its simple
Automatic transmissions can fail at any mileage. First thing you need to do is check the fluid level, make sure the transmission is full, also check the condition of the fluid, burnt odor, strong varnish smell, or signs of contamination. If the level is correct, and the fluid is red in color, without any strong odors, you may have some type of valvebody issue, however, given my experience, these transmissions are prone for failure around this mileage.
you have a leaking water pump... there is a "weep" hole at the bottom of it and when the inner seal goes bad it starts slowly leaking out of it as a warning sign to replace it. It will do that for a few days, or months even, until it starts leaking profusely.