Service Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter
Remove Pan Bolts When the fluid is finished draining, remove transmission pan mounting bolts. Remove all but two bolts to hold pan in place. Step 6 - Removing Transmission Pan
Lowering Transmission Pan When all but two bolts remain, place your hand under the transmission pan and remove the remaining bolts. Gently lower the pan from the car. You may have to move a heatshield or gear selector cable mount to remove the pan. Step 7 - Checking the Pan for Metal Debris
Inspecting Transmission Pan for Metal Chips and Clutch Material When the fluid pan is removed, inspect the pan for metal debris. All transmissions have some metal in the pan but excessive metal can mean you may have a more serious problems. The transmission in our example is very well maintained and has little metal in the pan. Some transmission pans have a particle magnet that traps metal and keeps it away from moving internal parts. Step 8 - Clean Transmission Pan
Installing Transmission Pan Gasket Fit Gasket Before fitting your new gasket to the transmission pan, clean the pan magnet completely. Some gaskets are manufactured with gasket sealer built right in like the one in the diagram above. If your gasket is made of cork or some other style of gasket, you will need a gasket fastening cement before you can install the gasket.