[DML] Re: How tight is too tight?
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[DML] Re: How tight is too tight?

You have to first make sure that it is the pan gasket that is actually
leaking. Other possible sources are:
Overfilled transmission (which will leak from everywhere)
"O" ring for dipstick tube
Connector for solenoids
Pump gasket
Plug for line test pressure

Any stripped bolts holding the pan on. I would make sure all of the
tapped holes are OK and all of the bolts are not crossed or stripped.
Check that the pan is not bent and replace the filter and gasket.
Refill being careful to NOT overfill the transmission. Also check the
final drive. Different fluid, use 85-90W. Again, do not overfill. The
torque for the "Fluid Pan Attaching Bolts" is 3-4 NM or 2-3 FT/LBS.
Any tighter and you will either strip the case or bend the pan.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Christopher W. North"
<chris.north@...> wrote:
> Hello gang.
> My car has developed a pretty significant transmission leak and it 
> appears to emanate around the pan gasket.  I've hand-tightened the 
> bolts securing the pan but that only seemed to have lessened the leak.  
> I don't want to strip these bolts but should I use a torque wrench to 
> tighten these babies?  If so, how much poundage should I use?  
> Thanks for any advice you all can offer.
> Chris North
> #1722

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