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Old 11-22-2019, 07:53 PM   #1
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transmission fluid leak!!! Need advice please

I had the trans fluid changed about a month ago. I used redline atf as per the specs. I took it to a local shop that is really good with high performance cars and I trust them. Is it possible for them to have overfilled it when they changed it? I told them the capacity amount, but the more I read it appears you can not put that much in and it has quite a bit of residual in it. Can it be the redline fluid? They are telling me it is leaking at a gasket connection point on the transmission itself. Not the plug or not on the front end or back end.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
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I told them to open the fill plug and see if it is coming out of the plug...if so, to drain it until it is at the lip of the fill plug. then I told them to tighten up some of the trans bolts on those gaskets to see if that will help.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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We have lifts in our shop and II do my own service work. Recently changed trans fluid. Simple. remove drain plug and let it drain. Remove fill plug while its draining. Replace drain plug after it drains completely. We use a power pump to fill with lubricant until it runs out of the fill hole. 4 quarts, if I remember correctly. Replace drain plug and clean any lubricant off the the trans. If yours wasn't leaking before and is now, I would first check the plugs.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:28 PM   #4
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Birdman,

Hope you got that resolved. You should see where the trans fluid is dripping from.
If it’s the drain plug, you’ll see drops of red on the plug. If it’s the gasket you’ll see red wetness around the trans gasket area. Hope the gasket isn’t the problem (more work involved). If plug is stripped try this and it will fix the problem.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...iABEgLNkvD_BwE

Remember the trans and other parts on these are alum so it’s super easy to strip. That’s one of the reason I do my own work when it comes to fluid. I’m afraid they might over torque it. 18 ft lb is all you need. That goes for all oil, trans, and rear diff.

Good luck hope you resolved this issue.
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