The pan on the bottom of the transmission is shaped like the gasket you seen on that site. You need to have a pan ready to catch the fluid. You start by removing a few bolts on the side that the fluid is likely to come out of (rear). Just a few to start, you want to drain off the pan slowly to avoid getting a mess. If it isn't dripping out yet, start removing every other bolt. Be patient, the fluid will becoming if it hasn't yet. Start loosening the rear bolts, then the front ones. If fluid still isn't draining, use a putty knife to break the pan and gasket seal. Sometimes the pan wants to stick. As the fluid drains off, continue to loosen the bolts until there are 3 left holding the pan. You want these three remaining bolts to be spread out, like this for example:
You do this gradually so you don't get soaked. There is a lot of fluid in that pan yet, and you'll wear it if you aren't careful. If the drain pan you are using looks like it can handle another couple quarts go forward, or drain that pan.
Remove the rearest bolt, leaving two, and let the fluid drain off, start loosening the other two so more fluid drains off. Now press the pan back up, and remove one more bolt, leaving one, again drain the transmission pan. Hold the pan back up aagina and reove the last bolt. CAREFULLY, tip the pan into your drain pan and empty the fluid.
Look this over, and I'll pick up in a minute.
Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:26 PM