Transmission maintenance steps with torque specs

Tiny
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  • 2013 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
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I am about to do the transmission maintenance for this vehicle and can you please provide me with the steps to change the transmission fluid filter with the bolts torque specs for both the filter and the pan? Can you please provide me as well with the transmission fluid cooler line torque specs?

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Sunday, March 1st, 2020 AT 8:04 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Here are the directions from Alldata for service. The torque specs for the pan and filter are included in the directions. Also, make sure your vehicle has a dipstick. I can't recall if this year came with one or if the trans dipstick tube has a cap on it requiring one from a dealer.

As far as the cooler lines, they have quick connects and will not require you to unbolt anything. If you look at the second set of directions, it shows how to remove and replace.

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2013 Chrysler Truck Town & Country V6-3.6L
62TE - Automatic Transaxle - Fluid/Filter Service
Vehicle Maintenance Filters Fluid Filter - A/T Service and Repair Procedures 62TE - Automatic Transaxle - Fluid/Filter Service
62TE - AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE - FLUID/FILTER SERVICE
FLUID AND FILTER SERVICE

FLUID/FILTER SERVICE (RECOMMENDED)

NOTE:
Refer to the maintenance schedules in LUBRICATION and MAINTENANCE, or the vehicle owner's manual, for the recommended maintenance (fluid/filter change) intervals for this transmission.

NOTE:
Only fluids of the type labeled MOPAR ATF+4 should be used. A filter change should be made at the time of the transmission oil change. The magnet (on the inside of the oil pan) should also be cleaned with a clean, dry cloth.

NOTE:
If the transmission is disassembled for any reason, the fluid and filter should be changed.

Raise vehicle on a hoist. Refer to LUBRICATION and MAINTENANCE for proper procedures. Place a drain container with a large opening, under transmission oil pan.
Loosen pan bolts and tap the pan at one corner to break it loose allowing fluid to drain, then remove the oil pan.
Remove nuts at the oil filter.
Install a new filter and nuts, tighten to 5 N m (40 in. Lbs.).
Install the fluid filter oil pan, use a bead of MOPAR ATF RTV (MS-GF41).
Clean the oil pan and magnet. Reinstall pan using new MOPAR Silicone Adhesive sealant. Tighten oil pan bolts to 12 N m (105 in. Lbs.).
Pour four Quarts of MOPAR ATF+4 through the dipstick opening.
Start engine and allow to idle for at least one minute. Then, with parking and service brakes applied, move selector lever momentarily to each position, ending in the park or neutral position.
Check the transmission fluid level and add an appropriate amount to bring the transmission fluid level to 3 mm (1/8 in.) Below the lowest mark on the dipstick.
Recheck the fluid level after the transmission has reached normal operating temperature 82 C (180 F). Refer to Fluid Level and Condition Check for the proper fluid fill procedure (Refer to 21 - Transmission and Transfer Case/Automatic - 62TE/FLUID - Standard Procedure).
To prevent dirt from entering transmission, make certain that dipstick is fully seated into the dipstick opening.

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Cooling lines:

2013 Chrysler Truck Town & Country V6-3.6L
Transmission Cooler Line Quick Connect Fitting Disassembly/Assembly
Vehicle Transmission and Drivetrain Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Fluid Line/Hose Service and Repair Procedures Transmission Cooler Line Quick Connect Fitting Disassembly/Assembly
TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE QUICK CONNECT FITTING DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY
STANDARD PROCEDURE - TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE QUICK CONNECT FITTING DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY
Special Tools

Pic 1

8875A - Disconnect, Transmission Cooler Line

Originally Shipped In Kit Number(s) 9202, 9328, 9328-CAN, 9329, 9516, 9575.

9546 - Disconnect Tool

Originally Shipped In Kit Number(s) 9590.
DISCONNECT

Pic 2

Remove dust cap by pulling it straight back off of quick connect fitting
Place disconnect Special Tool 8875A onto a3 /8 inch transmission cooler lines or Special Tool 9546 onto a 1/2 inch transmission cooler lines with the fingers of the tool facing the quick connect fitting.
Slide disconnect tool down the transmission line and engage the fingers of the tool into the retaining clip. When properly engaged in the clip, the tool will fit flush against the quick connect fitting.
Rotate the disconnect tool 60 to expand the retaining clip.
While holding the disconnect tool against the quick connect fitting, pull back on the transmission cooler line to remove.

CONNECT

pic 3

Align transmission cooler line (3) with quick connect fitting while pushing straight into the fitting.
Push in on transmission cooler line until a click is heard or felt.
Slide dust cap (4) down the transmission cooler line and snap it over the quick connect fitting until it is fully seated and rotates freely. Dust cap will only snap over quick connect fitting when the transmission cooler line is properly installed.

NOTE:
If dust cap will not snap into place, repeat assembly step 2.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, March 1st, 2020 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much, that is everything that I needed. And no the vehicle does not come with a transmission fluid dipstick but the oil dip stick can be marked on it on the back with measurements found online then it can be used to measure transmission fluid level for anyone that reads this.
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Sunday, March 1st, 2020 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. And thanks for the info. I had to purchase a universal one and I do the same thing. LOL

Regardless, take care and let us know if you have questions in the future.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, March 1st, 2020 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the info. I was able to switch out the pan and the transmission cooler lines and no more leaks from those but I discovered three additional leaks once I got under the van. Hopefully you can give me a tip on those.

1) I cleaned up around the pan and front cover then I took the car for a 15 minute drive and when I came back I saw trans fluid on the front cover (please see Photo 1. Jpeg) would fluid be coming out of the cover that covers the solenoid pack? Are there seals on the solenoid pack that need to get replaced and also is RTV gasket on that cover?

2) I also saw a leak on the transfer gear back cover (please see photo 2. Jpeg) it looks like the RTV is swollen in one little spot but hard everywhere else and it drips a couple of drops once I park it from there. Should I just remove the cover and put new RTV? Or are there seals behind the gears that need to be replaced or is it normal to have fluid behind that cover?
Can you please provide me with the torque specs for the bolts for the transfer gear cover?

3) I found a third leak where RTV is swollen in one spot, drips a drop or two after parking. (Please check photos 3. Jpeg 4 and 5) I think there is where the transmission meets the engine (not sure). Does that require the transmission to be completely removed to seal it with RTV?

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Nice work! As far as pic 1, yes there is fluid behind that pan. I believe Chrysler uses an RTV from the factory when they seal them. You could get a gasket to replace it if wanted or use the Black RTV (form a gasket). As far as the solenoids, they wouldn't cause that leak.

Now, I can't tell what I'm looking at in pic 3. Can you explain?

Pics 4 and 5 appear to be what you said, where the trans and engine meet. Now the interesting thing with that is it could be ATF or motor oil. At the end of the crankshaft is a seal referred to as a rear main seal. For that to be replaced is extensive because the trans and engine need separated and then the engine oil pan needs removed. It's not a fun job, LOL So, confirm if it is motor oil or ATF. If ATF, then it most likely is the front pump seal. There is an input shaft that goes through it and a seal there can leak.

Let me know if you determine which type of oil it is. I will be happy to walk you through the process. Also, please confirm what you are referring to by transfer gear. Do you mean the differential?

I hope you are well. I'll watch for your reply.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, March 26th, 2020 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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Picture three is the same as picture 4 and 5. It is just a zoomed out.

It will take me a couple a few days to get some time to get under the car, in the meantime can you please provide me with the steps to remove the solenoid cover (first picture) to seal the RTV and the steps. I see a wire connector that needs to be disconnected then a soft cover then the main cover valve body with a few bolts. It would be safe to assume that I just need to put a gasket or RTV to seal that.

For the second leak, by the transfer gear cover I am referring to this second picture. There is a leak from the bottom in one spot. If I may get the torque spec for the bolts as well and steps. It seems straight forward. For these pans, should I be placing the RTV silicone on the pan or the body where these pans sit? Does it matter?

Thank you for your help and soon I will find out the type of oil for the third leak.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2020 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Here are the directions for removal and replacement of the side pan which covers the valve body. The torque specs are included and the attached pics correlate with the directions. The transfer gear cover directions are last. I attached a pic of the torque specs.

If a gasket is available, that is what I would use. If not, then use the RTV. Just make sure to follow the directions for the specific RTV you get.

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Remove the engine cover.

Pic 1

CAUTION:
The negative battery cable remote terminal (2) must be disconnected and isolated from the remote battery post (1) prior to service of the vehicle electrical systems. The negative battery cable remote terminal can be isolated by using the supplied isolation hole (3) in the terminal casing.

Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable (2) remote terminal from the remote battery post (1).
Remove air cleaner body. (Refer to 09 - Engine/Air Intake System/BODY, Air Cleaner - Removal)
Remove windshield washer reservoir. (Refer to 08 - Electrical/8R - Wipers/Washers/RESERVOIR, Windshield Washer - Removal)

Pic 2

Disconnect oil cooler lines (1) from transaxle using Trans Cooler Line Disconnect 8875A. (Refer to 07 - Cooling/Transmission/TUBES AND HOSES, Transmission Oil Cooler - Standard Procedure)
Position oil cooler lines aside away from the valve body pan.

Pic 3

Remove shift cable (1) from manual lever (2).
Drain the radiator (Refer to 07 - Cooling - Standard Procedure).
Remove clamps at the lower radiator hose.
Remove the lower radiator hose.

Pic 4

Remove the solenoid pack connector (2) at valve body oil pan (1).

Pic 5

If equipped remove the push pins (1) to front lower closeout.
Remove the front lower closeout.

Pic 6

If equipped remove the fasteners (1) and the Front Sound Damper Cover (2).

Pic 7

Remove the top valve body oil pan (3) bolts.

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Install:

pic 8

Install the valve body oil pan, use a bead of MOPAR ATF RTV (MS-GF41).
Install the upper valve body oil pan bolts and tighten to 6 N m (50 in. Lbs.).
Install the pressure tap at valve body oil pan and tighten to 6 N m (50 in. Lbs.).
Lower the vehicle on a hoist.

Pic 9

Install the solenoid pack connector (2) at valve body oil pan.
Raise the vehicle on the hoist.

Pic 10

Install the lower valve body oil pan bolts and tighten to 6 N m (50 in. Lbs.).
Install the left side inner wheel splash shield screws (1).

Pic 11

Install the Front Sound Damper Cover (2) and the fasteners (1).
Lower the vehicle.

Pic 12

Install shift cable (1) to manual lever (2).
Install lower radiator hose and clamps.
Fill the cooling system (Refer to 07 - Cooling - Standard Procedure).
Install the battery cable.
Fill transmission and road test (Refer to 21 - Transmission and Transfer Case/Automatic - 62TE/FLUID - Standard Procedure).

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pic 13

Remove transfer gear cover-to-case bolts (2).
Remove transfer gear cover (1).

Install and torque specs attached in pic 14.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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