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Old 11-20-2003, 10:01 AM
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I checked the detent cable. It is a quality piece I got from shiftworks.com (I bought their PG -> TH350 kit). The end of it has a very tight fit rubber boot which sits very well in the tranny. And the whole this is bolted down. The way I know it is not the detent cable, is that the area around is polished and any leak would be very noticeable.

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Old 11-20-2003, 10:03 AM
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I had that problem,the fluid came out of the TV cable because the grommet had twisted.The fluid runs around the pan rail and you never find the source.Itīs a devil to replace as well with the pan on.
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It is a good point. I can put a round bead of 'right stuff' under it and tight it up to prevent any possible future leaks.
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Pan gasket leaks are common with aftermarket pans, specially the chrome ones. They are usually too thin and not flat. The cork gaskets are the best ones to use. I have used thousands of cork gaskets and had very few problems with them, but they have to be the thick ones, not the cheap thin ones. I don't ever use sealer on the pan gaskets.

When installing the pan, the surface has to be clean of all oil. Take the pan without a gasket and make sure that it fits flat on the case surface. Tighten all of the pan bolts atleast 2-3 times around before installing the fluid.
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Another update: removed the leaking rubber gasket. Put the "Right Stuff" by Permatex. Installed, filled it up, test drove - no leaks. I couldn't believe it. The sealant was soft to the touch, but the can said I could use the car immediately. So did I. Good.

Bad: the damn-cheap-*****-made-in-taiwan-cheap-chrome-pos filler tube is leaking. Right after the drive I put a mirror there and could see the fluid leaking like a little river.

Sooo, when it is done leaking, I will clean it up with alcohol and put the 'right stuff' around the filler tube to seal it. When I found this tranny at the junk yard, it had the blue Permatex around the tube as well. I guess the previous owner was also struck by the leaking syndrome.

Thanks for your suggestions, guys!
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