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Old 12-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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I have a leak from my transmission dipstick tube and was wondering what is the best way to get to the bolt would be without taking too much apart? Should i lower the transmission?
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:48 AM   #2
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You should be able to get to it with the tranny in the car. You may need to unbolt the exhaust from the exhaust manifolds/headers to get more clearance, but a really long extension (e.g. 3 feet), a universal joint extension, and a 13mm socket will do the trick. Thread the extension/socket up from the back of the tranny to get a straight-ish shot at the bolt. Good luck...
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You should be able to get to it with the tranny in the car. You may need to unbolt the exhaust from the exhaust manifolds/headers to get more clearance, but a really long extension (e.g. 3 feet), a universal joint extension, and a 13mm socket will do the trick. Thread the extension/socket up from the back of the tranny to get a straight-ish shot at the bolt. Good luck...
yea the thing is that i just got the top-end kit for the car and installed it and i want to do it without taking anything with a new gasket apart..the extensions are a SOB to get down in there with the exhaust manifold there. I replaced the o-ring when i had it apart but it was out of a big box of them i had but it obviously wasnt a good fit. lol but now i have the one from ford.
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yea the thing is that i just got the top-end kit for the car and installed it and i want to do it without taking anything with a new gasket apart
So? If you go up from underneath with a really long extension you don’t have to touch your top end. There is no gasket between the exhaust pipe and the exhaust manifold/header.


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I replaced the o-ring when i had it apart but it was out of a big box of them i had but it obviously wasnt a good fit. lol but now i have the one from ford.
Yeah, I made the same mistake when I had the motor out of my wifey’s 3.8L earlier this year. I thought the spare o-ring I had would work, but the instant I put fluid in the tranny it started pouring out onto the garage floor. Got the right/overpriced o-ring from ford, installed it and its been drip free ever since.

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