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Old 11 Jul 2017, 08:50 pm
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Default Auto trans fluid change possible pan drain bolt issue?

Bought my first pt recently going through the car servicing the everything in my spare time. Got to a video of a guy changing auto trans fluid...gasket... filter etc. He ran into an issue with the pan not clearing the drain plug nut on the inside of the pan while he tried to re-install it against the trans and bolt it up was binding on the filter. He said he needed to buy a new pan but didn't say which one does anyone happen to know of this? If so can anyone also provide a part number for that replacement pan? I have an 02 no turbo. Thanks
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Old 11 Jul 2017, 09:31 pm
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Sounds like you need a new video, not a new transmission pan.
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Dorman Products - 265-801 for 41TE PT Cruiser

Application: Transmission model A604, 41TE or 41AE (14 bolt fluid pan)
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Dorman Products - 265-801 for 41TE PT Cruiser

Application: Transmission model A604, 41TE or 41AE (14 bolt fluid pan)
Thank you for the helpful reply and sorry if my questions seem "knobby" I'm still trying to get to know these cars. So is there actually an issue with the factory drain bolt hitting the filter or was that guy blowing smoke? Looked up that part number thanks.
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Old 12 Jul 2017, 03:59 am
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Ah sorry... I see the drain plug on the pan you suggested has the drain plug relocated to the bottom of the pan. PERFECT thanks!
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Ptcroozer,

The original transmission pan has no drain plug, therefore no problem with a drain plug hitting the filter! (Hence my original short response)

The after-market pan with a drain plug does seem a consideration for ease of future service. Having the transmission fluid out before removing the pan is bound to be less messy.

The biggest effort in this job is cleaning the silicone sealer used as the gasket.

If this thread goes on any longer someone will surely be along to remind you to only use ATF+4 fluid.....
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I race often and use Marvel Mystery Oil when when doing my personal filter fluid service. Many that do suggest a "feeling" of improve shift quality.
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Ptcroozer,

The original transmission pan has no drain plug, therefore no problem with a drain plug hitting the filter! (Hence my original short response)

The after-market pan with a drain plug does seem a consideration for ease of future service. Having the transmission fluid out before removing the pan is bound to be less messy.

The biggest effort in this job is cleaning the silicone sealer used as the gasket.

If this thread goes on any longer someone will surely be along to remind you to only use ATF+4 fluid.....
The video I watched must have had an aftermarket pan then as the drain was on the side of the pan and the inside nut kept hitting to filter during install. Sure looks like that RTV takes a bit of time to remove. The car is in the yard in the meantime im driving my rx8 so it's nice not to be in a rush I can let it cure overnight before refill. Thanks for the advice for many years I've been an AMSOIL guy then lots of searching online for these cars always says +4 ATF not even sure if AMSOIL makes that haven't had a chance to browse.
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I race often and use Marvel Mystery Oil when when doing my personal filter fluid service. Many that do suggest a "feeling" of improve shift quality.
Hmmm... that's interesting mine bumps shifts up and down in second another thing I'm gonna address at some point soon don't need the car on the road until October. I wonder if the improved shift feeling is a reality ill check it out when I get more time.
Ton a need to figure out that BUMP shifting does it mostly when cold but winters where I live can hit -50 rare as that is but it's always cold 6 months of the year! lol you typically get lots of drag on any trans until you've been driving for a while and that translate to premature service life. Although synthetics make a massive difference here in winter.
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Not sure where you live but I get all the extreme here where I live winter months in the low 20f's and summer can get to 114f+.
If you have shifting problems one of suspect parts is the SOLENOID MODULE.
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