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Old 09-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Out of nowhere one day, after I've had my car sitting for 3 days, I see a puddle underneath my car. It's Trans fluid. It looks like it's just leaking from the seal around the pan, but I can also see fluid on my exhaust pipe, maybe that's just from it coming off the pan or its further up. My question is where is the hoses that go to the oil cooler? And could I damage the pan seal by overfilling?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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You can't damage the seal by overfilling. The fluid sloshes around anyway. There are two banjo fittings for the cooler lines on the left side of the transmission case. The one towards the rear is hard to see, but you can reach the bolt with an 19 mm offset box wrench and try tightening it just in case. That's three sentences ending with "case".
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Thanks man. I dont know if its coming from the right side or not, but Ill get under there soon to change the pan gasket and check.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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I looks like its just coming from the lip of the pan around the pan seal. There is where all the drips are. Theres none running down the pan or as I can see running down the case to the pan. And the fact that after I leave my car sitting for a while and it still drips, I dont think it would be any cooler lines... I dont know, how can a pan seal just all of a sudden open up like that?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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Rubber/ cork degrades. Just like any rubberized seal on anything. It will need to be replaced eventually.
You should see what happens to the rubber if you dont put some sort of silicone lube on it. Dries out and cracks twice as fast.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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On that year, the pan should be sealed with RTV. Of course, by now it might have been opened and re-sealed.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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I used RTV. But fluid, I guess, was still dripping down and it didnt seal properly. And my pan looks to be warped. I might go find a new pan, drain and wait till all the fluid drips out then try again.

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Old 09-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #8
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I used RTV. But fluid, I guess, was still dripping down and it didnt seal properly. And my pan looks to be warped. I might go find a new pan, drain and wait till all the fluid drips out then try again.
You'll need more than new RTV and pan by then.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
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You'll need more than new RTV and pan by then.
Im not sure if I know what you mean.

I bought a trans gasket today, finally found one. I hope it fits.
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Im not sure if I know what you mean.

I bought a trans gasket today, finally found one. I hope it fits.
Meaning if you keep letting the fluid drain. Its there for a reason....
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I meant when I have the pan off, so I could seal it without fluid getting in the seal.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #12
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I meant when I have the pan off, so I could seal it without fluid getting in the seal.
Just get a new pan gasket kit and be done.

Drain pan
Drop pan
Replace seal
Bolt pan on in cross pattern evenly
To prevent pinching
Refill and on your way

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Old 09-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #13
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That would be alot easier if the 04 fxt came with a gasket. I went to autozone, said it doesnt have a gasket, told me to use rtv. Did that. Fluid ruined the seal. Back to square one.

I got a gasket for a 06 sohc fxt, now I have to get a new pan because I bent the pan a little trying to get it off the second time, which I just bolted it back up with out taking it completely off, and waiting to get a new pan.
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That would be alot easier if the 04 fxt came with a gasket. I went to autozone, said it doesnt have a gasket, told me to use rtv. Did that. Fluid ruined the seal. Back to square one.

I got a gasket for a 06 sohc fxt, now I have to get a new pan because I bent the pan a little trying to get it off the second time, which I just bolted it back up with out taking it completely off, and waiting to get a new pan.
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0073&ppt=C0338

It took less time to find that then posting the link and typing this message....
Do it right the first time and you wouldnt run into so many problems.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #15
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http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0073&ppt=C0338

It took less time to find that then posting the link and typing this message....
Do it right the first time and you wouldnt run into so many problems.
I'm sorry that Autozone told me that there was no gasket, which is true, 04s come from factory with RVT, and that apparently my post has bothered you.

And like I said, I have one now, I just had to use a different car to get the part at Autozone that originally came with a gasket, and now I have to get a new pan because to get the pan off now will bend the pan to hell.
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Cool. Well you know now that felpro has a gasket for your application listed under your cars model year.
Good luck with the replacement. Remember to make sure the new pan has a magnet.
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Thank you.
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