Yes sir. The oil pan must be removed for servicing. Remove all the pan bolts except 2 on each side.
Loosen those 2 bolts and use a hammer to tap the pan until it loosens, a large screwdriver will help. Use leverage.
After removing the oil pan, replace the plastic filter and filter to transmission valve body small L shaped gasket with new good parts. A large drain pan with a square funnel should be used
to prevent oil overspill. Use a torx style screwdriver head to remove rhe filter. Use the proper oil pan gasket which is black RTV silicone. USE SAFETY GLASSES. After all you don't want to get oil in your eyes. The surface of the oil pan and transmission must be scraped clean with a gasket scraping tool. The first time is messy and expect a mess. Good luck.
Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 2:46 PM