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Transmission slipping after changing cracked pan

I recently hit a cement chunk sticking out of the ground in a parking lot and cracked my tranny pan. I drove aprox 1/4 mile home leaking fluid still leaking when i parked it, so it wasn;t completely empty, changed the pan and replaced the filter added 5 quarts of fluid now it started slipping when i would turn a corner. tlkd 2 the tranny shop said it sounded like i was a bit low on fluid and was sucking air on the turn, told me how 2 check the fluid by raising and leveling the car but when i started taking the 7/16 bolt out fluid startind immeditly pouring out. Any other solutions or suggestions? Hoping I didn't mess it up 2 bad.. 2002 grand am v6

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  • alleycat1577 Aug 01, 2010

    My mother in law had just asked if I could turn it in to my insurance and i wasn't sure? thank you. Do you think I could still turn it in after changing the pan myself? My service engine soon light came on also, thought that had something to do with having the air filter and box out and having the car running to check the fluid

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Check the filter for cracks if nothing there look for damage to steel tubes that also run near the filter.

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