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 Post subject: HElP auto wont stop leaking
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:35 pm 
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after seeing my auto was droppin some fluids i went to super cheap bought the auto service kit and witch included the pan gasket put my new fluid in and its still leaking.... anyone know as to why
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 Post subject: Re: HElP auto wont stop leaking
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:04 pm 
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you didnt over tighten the pan did you?
otherwise it could be leaking from front torque converter seal, pump housing seal, reverse servo housing, selector shaft, trans lines, rear seal speedo drive ect...there are quite a few spots these can leak from...

best to clean the box take it for a short drive get underneath to try trace the leak, you may have changed the pan seal and it could have been leaking from somewhere else?
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:22 pm 
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following on from what Troyman's saying about overtightening the pan, if you take it off to re-do the gasket, and if its a pressed steel pan, try putting a straight edge over the rail (the edge where the bolts go thru) - if overtightened in the past they can deform around the bolt holes like little shallow volcanoes - between them you'll get `low' spots that won't seal. If this is the case try putting the pan on a flat steel surface, then put a machined edge piece of steel along the rail so it only contacts where the bolt holes are then tap with a hammer. When you put it back together don't overtorque. Then, as Troyman suggests, clean it all, go for a short drive, check. If nothing, drive a bit more, check etc. until you're satisfied or find the leak..best of luck!

 

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 Post subject: Re: HElP auto wont stop leaking
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:28 pm 
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thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: HElP auto wont stop leaking
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:42 pm 
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the rear where the tail shaft goes in usually leaks but its usually very visible, not very hard to change either and im pretty sure the replacement seal for this is a better one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HElP auto wont stop leaking
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:47 pm 
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looked as though it was from the rear of the pan witch is why i went straight for the pan seal
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 Post subject: Re: HElP auto wont stop leaking
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:57 pm 
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I agree with troyman and tearlejc, sounds like you have over torqued the pan bolts and deformed the the pan.....

as tearjc said take pan of and flatten small volcanoes around the mounting holes.

then clean gasket and pain thoroughly.

use NO silicone on the mounting surfaces or gasket as it will not help, the gasket does a sufficient job by itself :shock:

re-install pan bolts while supporting the pan until at least a pan bolt is in each corner.

tighten all bolts evenly, then nip them up 1/8th of a turn

fill with fluid and check for leaks.

hope this helps.....

 

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