Question about 1999 Dodge Durango

3 Answers

I need to change the transmission seal on the transmission pan does only iclude unscrewing the bolts and changing the seal or is there more to this

Posted by on


3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,118 Answers

If you are going as far as changing the seal you might just as well chg. the oil and the filters, i got a 2001 durango with a 4-speed over drive besides the regular flat filter it also has a srew on filter under the pan, i don' know what trans. you got in yours, but its best to chk. with you local they can tell you if its got that screw on filter or not but most do, also chys. recamends useing a special RTV silicone instead of a gasget witch you can get at auto zone along with the filter kit just ask them.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks this helped alot works good now. "

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,533 Answers

Yes it is you need to find out what kind of transmission fluid your SUV use if it cost a lot buy a new drain pan and save it give these websites a try and if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your SUV wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Dodge Master
  • 1,149 Answers

If all you want to change is the gasket on your transmission pan, that is pretty much all there is to it. If you think you have a transmission seal leaking, those are usually around the input or output shafts and almost always need the transmission pulled to repair them.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change the transmission gasket on a 1988 chevy Silverado

Changing the transmission gasket on any car..
You need to drain the transmission fluid - if you get under the car you will see the transmission pan drain plug.

Drain the transmission fluid and then remove the small bolts that hold the fluid pan to the transmission body. You may need a blunt screw driver to break the seal/lever the pan off. Be careful when levering as you don't want to damage the mating surface of the fluid pan.

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.

However, before you start any work on the transmission gasket check that it is actually that gasket at fault. Fluid above/in front the transmission pan can point towards a leaking torque converter.

May 05, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Change the transmission fluid

to change the transmission fluid and filter. jackup front of car, loosen all pan bolts. then loosen back bolts and take out the bolts, just to lower the pan to drain the fluid. when mostly all fluid has drained out. remove the other bolts and drop pan. to remove filter there are 2 screws. be careful not to lose the magnet in pan. remove filter and pry out the seal, push a new filter seal fully into its bore, then install new filter.working around pan, tighten the bolts a little at a time untill final torque is reached. fluid and filter change about 7 quarts. the pan bolts are 108 in-lbs. good-day !

Apr 08, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

How to do a transmission fluid/filter change on a gmc 1500 2wd v8 350 step by step

Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting. Place a drain pan under the transmission oil pan. Remove the oil pan drain plug. Remove the oil pan bolts. Remove the oil pan. Remove the gasket. Remove the magnet. Remove the oil filter. Remove the filter neck seal. The transmission oil pan gasket is reusable. Inspect the gasket and replace as needed. Clean the transmission case and the oil pan gasket surfaces with solvent. Install the filter neck seal. Install the oil filter. Install the oil pan gasket to the pan. Install the magnet into the bottom of the pan. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Install the oil pan to the transmission with seventeen bolts. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.) . Apply a small amount of sealant GM P/N 12346004 to the treads of the drain plug. Install the oil pan drain plug. Tighten the oil pan drain plug to 18 Nm (13 ft. lbs.) . Install Dextron Automatic Transmission Fluid. Lower the vehicle.

Jul 04, 2011 | GMC Sierra 1500 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Where is trans filter located

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


  • 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.
  • Checkoil pan gasket for leaks,

May 21, 2011 | 1995 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

When changing the trans fluid on my 2004 Avalanche, I understand that you have to disconnect the trans lines from the radiator and run the engine until the fluid stops flowing. Is this correct? If so, do...

I didn't read about running the engine at all during the transmission fluid change. --- Removal & Installation 4L60E/4L65E To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Place a drain pan under the transmission.
  3. If equipped with a drain plug, drain the transmission fluid.
  4. If necessary, remove the bolts and position aside the range selector cable bracket for clearance while lowering the pan. It is not necessary to remove the cable from the lever or bracket.
  5. Remove the catalytic converter.
  6. Remove the oil pan bolts from the front and sides of the pan only.
  7. Loosen the rear oil pan mounting bolts about 4 turns.
  8. Lightly tap the oil pan with a rubber mallet in order to loosen the pan and allow the fluid to drain.
  9. Remove the remaining oil pan bolts.
  10. Remove the oil pan and the gasket.
  11. Remove the filter by twisting and pulling on it.
  12. Remove and discard the filter seal. The filter seal may be stuck in the pump; if necessary, carefully use pliers or another suitable tool to remove the seal.
  13. Clean the transmission and the oil pan sealing surfaces with solvent, and air dry. You must remove all traces of the old gasket material.
To Install:
  1. Coat the new filter seal with transmission fluid.
  2. Install the new filter seal into the transmission case. Tap the seal into place using a suitable size socket.
  3. Install the new filter.
  4. Install the oil pan and new gasket. Tighten the bolts alternately and evenly to 97 lb in (11 Nm).
  5. Install the catalytic converter.
  6. If previously removed, install the range selector cable bracket and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 lb ft (25 Nm).
  7. Apply a small amount of sealant GM P/N 12346004 (Canadian P/N 10953480), or equivalent to the threads of the oil pan drain plug, if equipped.
  8. Install the oil pan drain plug, if equipped. Tighten the plug to 13 lb ft (18 Nm).
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Fill the transmission to the proper level with DEXRON® III transmission fluid.
  11. Check the COLD fluid level reading for initial fill only.
  12. Inspect the oil pan gasket for leaks.
4L80E/4L85E To Remove:
  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  2. Place a drain pan under the transmission oil pan. Drain the transmission fluid and install the plug. Tighten the drain plug to 13 lb ft (18 Nm).
  3. Support the transmission with a transmission jack.
  4. Remove the transmission crossmember.
  5. Disconnect the range selector cable end from the transmission range selector lever ball stud. NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the selector cable from the bracket.
  6. Remove the transmission range selector cable bracket. Reposition the bracket and cable.
  7. Remove the oil pan bolts. NOTE: The transmission oil pan gasket is reusable. Replace as needed.
  8. Remove the oil pan and gasket.
  9. Remove the magnet from the bottom of the pan, if necessary.
  10. Remove the oil filter and neck seal.
To Install:
  1. Clean the transmission and the oil pan sealing surfaces with solvent.
  2. Install the filter neck seal and filter.
  3. Install the oil pan gasket to the pan.
  4. Install the magnet into the bottom of the pan, if necessary.
  5. Install the oil pan and bolts. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 18 lb ft (24 Nm).
  6. Install the transmission range selector cable bracket. Tighten the bolts to 18 lb ft (25 Nm).
  7. Connect the range selector cable end to the transmission range selector lever ball stud.
  8. Install the transmission crossmember. Tighten the fasteners to 70 lb ft (95 Nm).
  9. Install the transmission mount nuts. Tighten the nuts to 30 lb ft (40 Nm).
  10. Remove the transmission jack.
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12. Fill the transmission to the proper level with DEXRON® III transmission fluid.
prev.gif next.gif

Aug 26, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

2 Answers

Need to know how to change the transmission fluid and filter


Please follow the detailed steps provided below carefully;

STEP 1 Jack up the front of the car and put jack stands under it for your safety or use car ramps.

STEP 2 Lay down under the car looking at the transmission pan,you should see about 12-17 bolts,these bolts should be 10mm in diameter.

STEP 3 Have a drain pan that will hold a gallon or two of fluid ready,taking out the back bolts put the drain pan under the tranmission pan and start loosening the bolts along both sides,the fluid should start leaking out.

STEP 4. You can control how fast the fluid comes out by loosening the remainder bolts.when the fluid is just a drip push up on the transmission pan and remove the rest of the bolts.

STEP 5. Carefully lower the transmission pan and empty the remaining fluid into the pan,clean out the transmission pan and scrape off any of the fluid in the old gasket.

STEP 6 Ensure to replace the transmission filter and the gasket.

Have a nice day..

Aug 19, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

2 Answers

How do I change the transmission fluid?

Under your car, you need to locate the transmission, big metal thing attached to your motor. On the underside there is a bolt, usually bigger than the rest, that you need to unscrew and it will begin pouring out so have a catch can readily handy. Be careful not to mix up the oil drain plug and the transmission drain plug. Whats the difference? One is on the oil pan, one is on the transmission or transmission pan.

Mar 11, 2010 | Mitsubishi Expo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change a transmission fliter

Beforre beginning work, purchase the specified transmission fluid and filter. The filter will come with a new pan gasket and sealer.
1. The fluid should be drained immediately after the vehicle has been driven. More sediment and contaminants will be removed with the fluid if it is hot.Warning :Fluid temperature can exceed 350-degrees F in a hot transaxle, so wear gloves when draining the fluid.
2. Raise whehicle and support it on jackstands.
3. Possition a drain pan capable of holding six quarts under transaxle. Be careful not to touch any of the exhaust components.Remove transaxle drain plug, let the fluid drain into the pan.
4. Remove all of the pan bolts sxcept for the tree at the driver side corner. You'll need 10 mm wrench for the bolt at the front corner on passenger side and a 10 mm socket and universal adapter for the bolts above crossmember. Unscrew the tree remaining bolts two turns, but leave them in place to support the pan.
5.Carefully separate pan from the transaxle case and alow the fluid to drain out. Try not to splash fluid as the gasket seal is broken and the pan is detached.
6. Inspect the magnets inside the pan. Fine powdery material on the magnets are normal, but if there are fragments of metal, the transaxle should be inspected by Ford dealer or qualified transmission shop.
7. Scrape all traces of the old gasket from the pan abd the transmission case, then clean the pan with solvent and dry it with compressed air. DO NOT use rag to wipe out the pan(Lint from the rag could contaminate transaxle).
8. Remove the filter bolts and detach the filter. You'll need 10mm universal socket to remove the bolt directly below crossmember. Note that the bolt on the driver side and to the rear secures wirring harnes retainer. Discard the filter and the seal.
9. Attach the new seal to the filter then bolt the filter to transaxle.
10. Position new gasket on the pan, then hold te pan against the transaxle case and install the bolts, tighten pan bolts to the tourque between 22 to 30 in-lbs. Don't owertighten bolts.

Feb 19, 2010 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Need to change the transmission filter how and where is it located

Fluid & Filter Change Under normal service (moderate highway driving excluding excessive hot or cold conditions), the manufacturer feels that automatic transmission fluid should not need periodic changing. However, if a major service is performed to the transmission, if transmission fluid becomes burnt or discolored through severe usage or if the vehicle is subjected to constant stop-and-go driving in hot weather, trailer towing, long periods of highway use at high speeds, fluid should be changed to prevent transmission damage. A preventive maintenance change is therefore recommended for most vehicles at least every 90,000 miles (145,000 km).
Although not a required service, transmission fluid changing can help assure a trouble-free transmission. Likewise, changing the transmission filter at this time is also added insurance.
  1. Raise the car and support it securely on jackstands.
The torque converters on some transmissions are equipped with drain plugs. Because it may take some time to drain the fluid from the converter, you may wish to follow that procedure at this time, then come back to the pan and filter removal.

Before removing the transmission fluid pan, insure that the area is clean of dirt and debris

2. Place a large drain pan under the transmission.

Loosen all of the pan attaching bolts to within a few turns of complete removal

  1. Loosen all of the pan attaching bolts to within a few turns of complete removal, then carefully break the gasket seal allowing most of the fluid to drain over the edge of the pan.
CAUTION DO NOT force the pan while breaking the gasket seal. DO NOT allow the pan flange to become bent or otherwise damaged.

  1. When fluid has drained to the level of the pan flange, remove the pan bolts and carefully lower the pan doing your best to drain the rest of the fluid into the drain pan.ea833e6.gif

Once the pan is removed, discard the old gasket and insure that the mating surfaces are clean

Inspect this magnet inside of the pan for any large pieces of debris. A light gray coating is normal

Clean the pan thoroughly with a safe solvent and allow it to air dry

5. Clean the transmission oil pan thoroughly using a safe solvent, then allow it to air dry. DO NOT use a cloth to dry the pan which might leave behind bits of lint. Discard the old pan gasket.

The transmission filter is secured by a mounting bolt (arrow). Some models may use two bolts

Remove the filter mounting bolt ...

... then pull the filter free from the transmission

6. If necessary, remove the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) filter mounting bolts, then remove the filter by pulling it down and off of the valve body. Make sure any gaskets or seals are removed with the old filter. The transmission usually has one round seal and a rectangular gasket.

7. Install the new oil filter screen making sure all gaskets or seals are in place, then secure using the retaining screws, if applicable.

Install a new pan gasket

8. Place a new gasket on the fluid pan, then install the pan to the transmission. Tighten the attaching bolts to 71-119 inch lbs. (8-13 Nm).

Fill the transmission with the proper amount of ATF

9. Add three quarts (six quarts if the torque converter was drained) of fluid to the transmission through the filler tube.
10. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
11. Start the engine and move the gear selector through all gears in the shift pattern. Allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature.
12. Check the transmission fluid level. Add fluid, as necessary, to obtain the correct level.

Nov 19, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer


its a messy job but drop the (Transaxle) pan, be prepaid for collecting the oil(remove all but 3 bolts, pry pan down allowing oil to drain) unscrew the last 3 bolts change the filter and gasket. bolt back up using criss cross pattern dont overtighten! Re-fill through dipstick(easiest method) dont over fill.

Jun 26, 2008 | 1999 Plymouth Voyager

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Durango Logo

206 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides