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Transmission pan gasket.

I have a transmission leak, and i know that it's just the pan gasket, do i just remove it and replace the gasket, or is it more complacated than that.

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You should just unblot it and drop the pan. Expect a mess comming your way. While your pan is off is a great time to chnage your tranny filter for just another 5 bucks or so.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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If it's readily accessible, you can but it's also a good idea to replace the filter while you're there. A new filter, fluid, and gasket should keep the transmission trouble free for at least 30K miles.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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What leaks?

There is no reason to replace anything but the
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wheel drive transaxle

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Where is trans filter located


Hi,
The follwoing is from the GM Shop Technical Manual.
Changing the filter requires removing the transaxle oil pan and gasket,
Remove or disconnect

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  • Raise vehicle and suitably support.
  • Loosen oil pan bolts and drain fluid,
  • Remove oil pan attaching bolts.
  • Remove pan pan and gasket.
  • Remove the oiil filter using a long screwdriver pry filter neck out of the seal.
  • Check oil filter seal for damage or wear. If needed, remove and replace
Install or connect
  • install new oil filter and/or seal.
  • install the old pan gasket since it can be reused, unless sealing ribs are damaged. If damaged, use new gasket.
  • Install the oil pan and attaching bolts.
  • Tighten pan bolts to 13 lb. ft,
  • Lower vehicle.
  • Refill transxle to proper level with DEXRON III or DEXRON-IIE fluid.
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