1991 Chrysler Le Baron 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic? Miles
Long story short, I had a small oil leak from the oil pan. I bought a gasket for the pan and when I tried to remove the pan, there where two brackets preventing me from getting to some bolts. One by the starter (a heat shield a believe) and one behind the transmission pan (another heat shield I believe). The one by the starter, I could NOT get off. I tried impact wrenches and everything and couldn't get the bolt off. This prevented me from dropping the oil pan completely, therefore I couldn't re-seal the pan and its leaking bad.
The bigger issue is the bracket that was behind the transmission pan. When I removed it, it was holding in place a thin sheet of metal that went over an opening (to the transmission?) Which was right against the far corner of the oil pan and directly behind the transmission pan. The thin sheet was bent out, it appears the previous owner just hammered it down and re-bolted it. Now, when I start my car, it sounds like a Honda Civic when you put a tipper on the exhaust pipe. I don't know if something in the transmission knocked loose and that's causing the noise or what. I attempted to put a piece of thick furniture pad between the thin sheet and the outter of the opening to see if it was just rattle but the noise is still there. It gets louder when I accelerate and such.
Any suggestions would be GREAT! PLEASE HELP!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 8:06 AM