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

1997 Pontiac Grand Am

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daveftw84

September, 18, 2013 AT 4:44 PM

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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saturntech9

September, 18, 2013 AT 5:57 PM

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

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saturntech9

September, 18, 2013 AT 6:05 PM

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.

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daveftw84

September, 18, 2013 AT 6:25 PM

Its 4 cyl engine

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saturntech9

September, 18, 2013 AT 6:37 PM

Yeah the frame is in the way that's what makes it so it wwont just come right off.

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daveftw84

September, 18, 2013 AT 6:54 PM

I can't just sicome it or use some type of sealing product?

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saturntech9

September, 18, 2013 AT 7:22 PM

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.

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daveftw84

September, 18, 2013 AT 7:37 PM

So no Lucas oil additive? Thanks for help

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saturntech9

September, 18, 2013 AT 7:51 PM

No I wouldn't put that in the transmission.

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