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CAN I REPLACE THE SIDE TRANSMISSION PAN GASKET (TOS186669) WITHOUT DROPPING TRANSMISSION?

1997 Pontiac Grand Am • 150,000 miles

Car has been leaking tran fluid. I took the car to a mechanic and mechanic Said pan is fine and not dmg but said gasket is leaking. He had a hatd time naming gasket and told me its part number tos18669. Told me he has to drop tran to reach it and looking at 500 for labor. Can I replace it without dropping tran?
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Daveftw84
September 18, 2013.




If its the side cover gasket leaking?What size engine do you have?

Saturntech9
Sep 18, 2013.
The side cover faces the frame of the car when you try to remove it it hits the frame. Sometimes you can drop the subframe down and tilt it out. Its still a big job.

Saturntech9
Sep 18, 2013.
Its 4 cyl engine
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Tiny
Daveftw84
Sep 18, 2013.
Yeah the frame is in the way that's what makes it so it wwont just come right off.

Saturntech9
Sep 18, 2013.
I can't just sicome it or use some type of sealing product?

Tiny
Daveftw84
Sep 18, 2013.
I would never add stop leak to a transmission. Also smearing silicone on the outside of the gasket isn't going to stop the leak.

Saturntech9
Sep 18, 2013.
So no Lucas oil additive? Thanks for help

Tiny
Daveftw84
Sep 18, 2013.
No I wouldn't put that in the transmission.

Saturntech9
Sep 18, 2013.

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