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I finished installing my transmission pan and I noticed that two of the 13 screws still spins and do not come to a stop. I tried new screws and the same thing occurred. I suspect that two of the screw threads of the transmission itself that attaches the pan are stripped. What can I do about this? Please help.

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  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 15, 2010

    The bolts that were used were 5/8" 1.25. Need help please.

  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 16, 2010

    Thank you! This is the best solution for me and something that I can do myself! You saved me lots of money and lots of headache!

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You will need to clean the holes out really good with some brake kleen and then use JBWeld and some light oil on the bolts and screw them in loosely so that it creates threads as the JBWeld hardens but will allow the bolt to seal into the pan

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Yes you are right.The threads internally have got rubbed off.so the screw is not getting tight.The option is to roll the thin thread on the screws and make the size of the screw bit thick.the thread will make the loose fitting tight.If that is not helping then go to a slightly bigger screw.By bigger screw i mean the screw which is bit thicker then the original. There are also shops that do the threading jobs for the hole where to fit the screw. Go to any machine shop, mechanic shop, body shop, who's sort of a handyman.
Most likely, the hole can be tapped to the same size and you can use the same bolt. If the hole is wallowed out and is now too big, you can either tap the treads for a slightly larger sized bolt, or you can ask the shop about putting a Helicoil (thread repair insert) in there.This will help.
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  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 15, 2010

    What did you mean by "The option is to roll the thin thread on the screws and make the size of
    the screw bit thick.the thread will make the loose fitting tight." I would like to try this but I don't understand what you are explaining. Can you please run this option by me again in simpler terms if possible. Thanks in advance.

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It looks like somebody was in there before you and stripped the threads out. They make a helical re-threading tool, available on ebay, or you can go to a fine thread the same size and hope it catches, or you can tap in the next size up. Or you can chance it that it won't leak, The aluminum cases are easily stripped. The helical coil thing is an easy fix, it uses a spring like thing to re-thread the hole, and the spring stays there to become the new threads. All old Harley owners have one or two. Whatever you do, don't run a self tapping sheet metal screw in there, you will likely bust out the side of the case. Check it out. Hope this helps.

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Yes, the threads from the case on those bolts are stripped. You can do two things: 
1 - the simple hack job: there's still some thread in there so put some strips of  aluminium foil in the hole and force the bolt in, the strips will take out the space and allow you to screw them in - don't force them , tighten them gently. But this way the bolts will not fully perform their duty and you may get a leak.
2 - the best way: junk those bolts, rethread a little bigger threads and put new bolts.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • Azrael SRL Jul 15, 2010

    Have you tried the first option? If yes and it didn't work then you only option left it to rethread the holes in the transmission case to 3/4" (use a short tap and hold it firmly, you don't want a crooked thread) and put appropriate bolts. Make sure the hole for the bolt from the pan is wide enough.


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If the material around the bolt hole is thick enough you can drill it out and use a helicoil available at most auto parts stores. Are the bolt holes open? (ie, can you get to the other side of the hole? If so, you can sometimes fit a nut in there to tighten the bolt.

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Shift Control Linkage The transmission range selector control linkage consists of the following components:
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  • a brake/shifter interlock system.
  • an ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) connecting the reverse kick down spring (7219) to the steering column lock assembly.
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  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.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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

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Remove the filter mounting bolt ...


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... 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.

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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).

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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.

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