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Old 09-07-2009, 04:14 PM
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Poked a hole in this pan, please help me identify the part so I can replace it!

Hi All, I sprung a leak and I want to fix it myself. Can anyone help me out?

The hole is on this bolt on plate which is bolted onto the rear of the automatic transmission. This hole is right in the middle of the transmission pan and oil pan.

Does anyone know the name of this part or the part number so I can replace it? When the engine is running, clear fluid is pooring out. I think it's brake fluid which is odd given the location of the pan but I could be completely wrong.

The fluid is not dark like oil or pink like trans fluid...it's perfectly clear like brake fluid but like I said it's pouring out of the hole in the photo.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks all.




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Old 09-07-2009, 04:29 PM
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There should be no fluid coming out of there. That is just the TC inspection pan / Dust pan. I cant even think of a clear fluid that could come from there unless you blew a freeze plug and were running strait water!
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yup dust cover/inspection cover .. get a hammer and pound the hole closed so you don't cut yourself on it when your under there and call it good ...if you have fluid coming out of there you have bigger issues then the hole
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Clear fluid?
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:35 PM
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it is possible the fluid is leaking somewhere higher and pooling in there. I'm 90% sure its brakefluid.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:37 PM
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Yes but I dont know how brake fluid would come to be in there!
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:39 PM
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One more detail which is probably important...when the engine is running the fluid comes pouring out...when I shut the truck off the fluid stops.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:40 PM
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Well it is under pressure then. What does the fluid smell like and feel like (IE, slimy, watery?)
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sure it isnt diesel fuel?
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The hole is suppose to be there. It is a drain hole incase you get into deep water or rain water gets up in there.

How ever if you are leaking fluid you have something else going on. Either rear main seal, front seal of the trans, or you have a top end oil leak draining down onto the bell housing. Which once the oil works it way to the bottom of the bell housing to that inspection cover it will drip out.
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