Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs Technical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters
Sponsored by Optima Batteries


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
guitarmaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Mustang
Location: CA
Posts: 5
Default Transmission dipstick tube bolt?

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?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
guitarmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
petrock
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Vehicle: '98 3.8L Mustang Convertible
Location: CA
Posts: 1,580
Default

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...
__________________
'98 3.8L Convertible (Red w/ White top)
petrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
guitarmaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Mustang
Location: CA
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrock View Post
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.
guitarmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #4
petrock
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Vehicle: '98 3.8L Mustang Convertible
Location: CA
Posts: 1,580
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by guitarmaster View Post
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.


Quote:
Originally Posted by guitarmaster View Post
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.

Good luck...
__________________
'98 3.8L Convertible (Red w/ White top)
petrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 02:04 AM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
dipstick tube, transmission

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup