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Old 02 Oct 2012, 07:34 pm
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Hey everybody, how are u all? I recently discovered that I'm leaking trans fluid from the transfer gear cover that's to the right of the tranny oil pan just behind the driverside front tire and had a few questions. It appears that the gasket is failing causing the leak. That gasket is just rtv right? I bought some today and plan to tackle this Friday night. I'm gonna remove the bolts scrape off the old gasket and put the new gasket/rtv on there. Will this fix my issue? Also if I remove that cover will all the tranny fluid spill out? How much fluid is in our tranny, (ATX by the way) and lastly what kind of fluid does it take? Any help would be appreciated
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Old 02 Oct 2012, 08:05 pm
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Yes the RTV will fix it. Clean both surfaces well can't have any old silicone or oils on the metal. Just snug the bolts and let it dry several hours before torking bolts or driving. You will lose some fluid not a huge amount. Use ATF4 only and fill hot and running till at the top full mark.
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Old 02 Oct 2012, 08:13 pm
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Yes the RTV will fix it. Clean both surfaces well can't have any old silicone or oils on the metal. Just snug the bolts and let it dry several hours before torking bolts or driving. You will lose some fluid not a huge amount. Use ATF4 only and fill hot and running till at the top full mark.
Ok thanks for the info I have ATF 4 fluid already but it's only a quart and its synthetic will that work? How much fluid can the tranny hold?
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Ok thanks for the info I have ATF 4 fluid already but it's only a quart and its synthetic will that work? How much fluid can the tranny hold?
Hey Nick. ATF4 is synthetic, just what you need. After a filter change it takes about 5 qts to refill the trans. I don't know how much you will lose, as I've not done this repair before. I don't think it will be much as that cover is high on the trans. Good luck!

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Thanks for the info bro, I'll let everyone kno how it goes.
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 05:12 pm
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Oh one more question after I remove all the old rtv what should I use to clean the surfaces with so that way their free of any oil or silicone before I put the new rtv on? Also do I just put rtv on the removed cover or do I put it on the tranny and cover?
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 05:22 pm
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well i usr a wizzard and a green wheel it will really clean the surface but not cut inot the metal maybe a drill and a wire wheel??? a dremel tool with a sanding disk whatever you use do not eat into the metal or it will leak
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Break clean or lacquer thinner or other oil free solvents. Less is better. Run a small bead 1/8 or slightly bigger, on the cover loop around bolt holes..
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 05:33 pm
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I have break cleaner already just wipe it down with a rag? I Dnt need to use a dremmel tool with a wire disk do I?? I was just planning on using a razor blade to scrape off the old rtv, that should work as well correct?
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Not if there is nothing stuck on anything. Wipe and make sure it's dry.
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