Transmissions and Drivetrains
Transmission Fluid
Chevy Astro
Buick Century

Is it expenxsive to replace the gasket for a transmission fluid leak?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2005-10-21 14:44:08

If you are talking about the Pan Gasket, here is what you do. Pick up a Transmission Filter Kit from NAPA, Autzone etc along with 6 quarts of Trans Fluid. The Filter kit comes with a new filter and a gasket. Remove the pan bolts, have a larget catch pan to catch the fluid, because there is no drain plug. Once the pan is dropped replace the filter and re-install the pan with the new gasket. Put 3-4 quarts of fluid back in transmission through the dip stick in the engine compartment "before you start the engine". Start the engine and let it idle and the trans fluid get warm. Add fluid until you reach the full mark for hot fluid. Be careful not to get to much because there is no way to drain it except by dropping the pan again.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still have questions?

Related Questions

How do you change transmission fluid in a 97 astro awd?

Remove the transmission oil pan for access to filter Replace fluid, filter and gasket

How do you change transmission fluid for a 2006 eclipse gt?

Remove the transmission oil pan for access to filter. Replace filter, fluid, and gasket.

How do you change the transmission fluid on a 1993 Ford Tempo?

Remove transmission oil pan for acces to filter Replace fluid, filter, and gasket

How do you change the automatic transmission fluid in a 2001 Pontiac grand am se?

Remove transmission oil pan Replace fluid, filter, and gasket

What causes transmission fluid to leak on a 1970 Cutlass Oldsmobile?

A transmission fluid leak means that the plug may need to be replace, or the seal or gasket may need to be replace. As it could be caused by a work seal, or gasket, or a loose plug.

Your 1999 ford escort automatic transmission is leaking fluid?

Replace the gasket on the transmission pan and insect the seals on the transmission where your driveshafts come out

How do you change the transmission fluid in a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager?

Remove transmission oil pan for access to filter. Replace pan gasket, fluid and filter

How do you change the transmission fluid in a 1992 Chevy Caprice?

You will need to drop the transmission pan and replace the gasket. While you're at it, replace the filter and clean the pan.

Why is your 96 Toyota Camry leaking transmission fluid?

You need to check the transmission gasket between the transmission pan and the body. If it's leaking you have to replace it.

How can you change transmission fluid in a 1994 Chevy Astro?

Drop the lower transmission pan Clean pan Replace filter and gasket

Do you have to have the transmission flushed at a dealer when changing the transmission fluid?

No, Fluid, filter, and gasket

How long can you go once slow leak develops before replacing transmission pan gasket?

That is a scary situation. The best, and cheapest, thing you can do is immediately replace the gasket. You can keep driving it with a slow leak, but you will have to keep putting transmission fluid in it. Which will cost you more in the long run. If you replace that gasket now, You won't have to worry about constantly re-filling the transmission fluid.

1994 Ford Taurus Wagon leaking transmission fluid?

If a transmission is leaking fluid, it is likely that a seal or gasket has failed. Replace the gaskets and seals and the leaking should stop.

How do you change the transmission fluid on a Mazda bongo?

Make sure you have the right transmission fluid. Changing the fluid will require removing the bottom of the pan and draining the fluid. You will need to replace the pan gasket and it is a good idea to replace the filter. There are kits available with the required parts.

How do change a transmission filter on a 1988 ford F-150 5.0 automatic?

Drop the pan, replace the filter and gasket, replace the pan and add transmission fluid.

How do you change transmission fluid in a 1995 Jeep Wrangler?

Drop transmission pan Clean Replace filter and pan gasket Re-fill DO NOT OVERFILL

Why would the transmission not stop leaking fluid?

The pan gasket could be leaking ( tighten mounting bolts or replace gasket ) Filler pipe rubber seal , Transmission oil lines ( tighten , replace ) Speedometer connector ( replace o-ring ) Some makes have a transmission vent pipe ( transmission over filled ) Output shaft seal damaged (replace)

1997 Cadillac Seville pushing your transmission fluid from its overflow valve it is pumping whatever fluid you add out how do you fix this problem?

I Had the same Problem. I change my Transmission screen and replace the gasket. this solved my problem.

What does a transmission leak mean?

Work needs to be performed. Also depends where it is leaking from. If pan is leaking just drain transmission fluid and install new pan gasket and refill transmission with fluid. If front seal leaking then you will have to pull transmission and replace front seal.

How do you change the transmission fluid in a 1985 Buick Century?

Remove the transmission oil pan. You'll need a new filter and gasket. After you remove the pan, clean the pan, replace the filter and put the pan back in place using the new gasket. Then fill the transmission

How do you replace ford explorer transmissiom fluid pan gasket?

At the bottom of the transmission unbolt the pan and completely remove the old gasket from the rim then replace it with the new one. You'll need to be careful of the oil spilling out when unbolting and I would replace the fluid and filter while you're at it. The filter is on the bottom of the trans enclosed by the pan.

How do you change the transmission fluid in a Honda accord and do you need a gasket?

No, do you not need a gasket, don't be ignant.

Where is the transmission drain plug on a 98 Chevy S-10?

Sorry, to such thing, at least not for an automatic. You have to pull the pan and replace the filter and gasket if you want to change the transmission fluid. Note that you don't get any of the fluid out of the torque converter when you change the transmission fluid, so it's just a partial fluid change.

Where is the location for transmission gasket for 1999 Toyota Camry how to check whether it is leaky or not?

When you are facing your car radiator look under the car at the exhaust system. On the right side of the exhaust system you will see the transaxle fluid stainer. The transmission gasket is between the stainer and the transmission body. Carefully inspect your stainer if it's clean and doesn't have transmission fluid stains you don't need to worry about. If your gasket or stainer has wet region you have to replace the gasket. Be carefull working close to the exhaust system.