Trans Pan Leak After Service


#1

So I did a transmission service (filter, pan gasket, fluid) last night and I woke up today to find a puddle of trans fluid on the ground under the pan; there were no leaks prior to this.

I haven’t gotten under there yet so I don’t know exactly where the leak is coming from.

I don’t have a torque wrench but I’m sure I did not over-tighten the bolts and I followed proper gasket setting procedure.

I’m really in a bind now and don’t know what to do.

Any thoughts?


#2

Now I’m stumped. I got under there and the pan is dry, all of the pan bolts are dry, and I ran my hand all the way around the pan edge and it is dry as well.

Fingers crossed for a false alarm. Maybe new fluid leaked out of my funnel around the dipstick neck and just made it to the ground.


#3

Check the trans fluid level before starting it up. Last thing you want to do is dry start a transmission.