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Should I tighten the bolts on the drip pan under the transmission if they are loose and leaking?

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Tighten them but dont over tighten. it might make it worse. may just need to remove the pan and install new gasket. also change filter while your in there

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What is the year/make/model of car/truck in question? Typically it's the same for all cars.
1. Place a large enough drain pan under the transmission.
2. Remove the bolts from the transmission pan in a star pattern leaving a few loose ones at each corner to prevent the pan from dropping.
3. Tap the pan on the side lightly with a rubber mallet to to pop it loose from the hardened gasket.
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7. Clean the pan out with brake parts cleaner, the gasket surface on the transmission, and the pan.
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The crankshaft oils seals are known to leak after approx 100,000 miles. The Harmonic Balancer (fan belt pulley) end of the engine will have lots of oil and road grit around the oil pan, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and other area in the engine bay due to wind spread. This seal can be replace without removing the engine. Remove the harmonic balancer bolt and use a pulley puller. If the seal mating surface is grooved replace the balancer too or the new seal will fail soon.

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The oil pan is sealed with silicone engine sealant and will dry out and leak also. Sometimes the leak looks like it is the front or rear seal (pulley or transmission end of engine) but it may be the oil pan leaking and dripping into the pressure plate inspection plate or the pulley. The oil pan can be removed and resealed without removing the engine or transmission but it is a little tricky. Dropping the engine's under brace and exhaust pipe is recommended. Additional engine/transmission support is needed to do that.

While you are under the car look near the oil filter. Above and forward (toward the fan belt is forward) and see if there is oil dripping from the oil pressure sending unit wire. It will leak into the electrical connector. Squeeze it and see if oil seeps out. If so replace the sending unit. It looks kind of like a spark plug screwed into the block.

Near the oil filter you will see the power steering pump mounted to the side of the pulley end of the engine and it is over the right CV drive axle and has several hoses connected. One larger hose is a none pressure hose that gravity feeds the pump from the fluid reservoir mounted above it on the passenger side wheel well in the engine bay. This hose eventually leaks and drips power steering fluid everywhere! It is a molded hose from the dealer parts dept. and relatively easy to replace. Messy but do-able.



Now the top side of the engine. The valve cover has a rubber gasket that shrinks over time in that hot engine bay. Take a Phillips head screw driver is see how loose the screws holding it are. Really loose hu? You can tighten them but you should replace it because it shrunk and that makes the screws loose.

You will need some silicone engine sealant each side of the distributor bridge at the driver's side of the cover. Get a manual to make sure you tighten those screws in the correct order.



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It also leaks red tip of oil in middle of truck the pan is oily


RED LEAK AT TRANSMISSION PAN. COULD BE GASKET LEAKING OR PAN BOLTS LOOSEN.TIGHTEN ALL BOLTS SEE IF THEY ARE LOOSE IF ALL PAN BOLTS ARE ALL TIGHT.REPLACE TRANSMISSION FILTER AND GASKET.

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Red fluid dripping from bottom of car, is comming from a black cover (maybe transmision oil?)


Red fluid it auto matic transmission fluid. The black cover is the bottom of the transmission where the transmission filter is. Most of the time.. unless you recently had the transmission filter changed is inthe hose area where the hoses fromthe radiator connect to the transmission.

It is still quite possible for your transmission pan gasket to be leaking. Most of the time people think that by just tightening up the bolts that they fix the leak when in fact the over torque the boltrs and it leaks even more. If the transmission pan gasket is leaking buy a new gasket making sure the bolts are tightened per the manufactures torques.

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