Pan bolts should be 8mm, probably 20mm long. Start the two rear bolts by hand using your socket. Do not run the bolts up too tight. If you drain the torque you should have drained most of the fluid from it so you can add all the recommended amount but for maybe a quart.
What happens if you over tighten transmission pan bolts?
Over tightening the bolts can easily damage the pan of a transmission. The flange of the transmission pan should be flat and have no bulges. Over tightening the pan bolts causes the flange to distort. Inspect the pan and make sure the flange is flat.
How much do you tighten transmission pan bolts?
Will tightening oil pan bolts Stop Leak? Try tightening he pan bolts 1/8 of a turn at a time until the leak stops. Sometimes that 1/8 of a turn stops the leak.
Do I need a torque wrench for transmission pan?
Re: Tranny pan bolts without a torque wrench
Even the cheap Harbor Freight torque wrench is a must for anyone doing anything with a pan but doesnt need a professional one. Over tighten the bolts and they will strip. Under tighten and it will leak. Dont tighten evenly and it will leak.
What should transmission bolts be torqued to?
The automatic transmission flexplate must be torqued to 60 ft.
Will tightening oil pan bolts Stop leak?
Tightening wouldn’t do any good, as tightening the bolts any tighter could result in warping the oil pan, or you could over tighten the bolts and it would be hard to try to remove them the next time you had to remove the oil pan.
How many bolts are in a transmission pan?
How many bolts does a 4L80E transmission pan have? 4L80E is shaped like a rectangle with two corners lopped off and 17 bolts.
How do you stop a transmission pan from leaking?
If you discover a leak from a gasket or seal in your transmission, the best way to stop the leak is to simply add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer to your transmission fluid.
Do you use Loctite on oil pan bolts?
Have never used loctite or sealer on an oil pan bolt.
Why does my transmission pan keeps leaking?
The most common source of a transmission leak due to faulty installation is from the transmission pan. The pan is not mounted correctly or incorrect bolts are used to secure it. Something as simple as these bolts will make transmission fluid leak from the pan. Hopefully, the bolts just need to be tightened.