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How to Replace Transmission Oil Pan 95-10 Chrysler Sebring

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  1. step : Draining the Transmission Fluid (0:51)
    • Remove the clips along the splash shield with pliers
    • Remove the seven bolts on the transmission pan that are closest to the back of the vehicle
    • Loosen the last seven bolts
    • Place a drip pan underneath the transmission pan
    • Pry down the back end of the transmission pan with a pry bar
    • Drain some of the transmission fluid
  2. step : Removing the Transmission Pan (2:58)
    • As the pan empties, remove all but two of the bolts on either end
    • Pry the pan down until it separates
    • Remove the last two bolts on the transmission pan
    • Remove the transmission fluid filter
    • Remove the magnet from the old pan and clean it off with a rag
  3. step : Installing the Transmission Pan (4:12)
    • Transfer the magnet to the new pan
    • Carefully clean the gasket surface of the transmission with a razor
    • Insert the transmission filter into place
    • Trace the transmission pan with RTV
    • Insert the new transmission pan into place
    • Replace all 14 bolts by tightening them until they seat
    • Torque the bolts between 12 and 14 foot-pounds
    • Insert the clips into the splash shield
  4. step : Replace the Transmission Fluid (6:02)
    • Remove the transmission fluid dipstick
    • Insert a funnel
    • Insert the correct amount of transmission fluid
    • Follow the vehicle's recommended procedure to check the transmission fluid

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we'll show you how to replace a transmission oil pan on this 2004 Chrysler Sebring. It's a similar process on most of the Dodge and Chrysler vehicles with the four speed automatics. You'll need a new transmission pan from 1AAuto.com, jack and jack stands, you could do this without jacking the car up, but it probably makes it a little easier to get it up in the air some and then various other tools as you can see below.

Your transmission oil pan is actually right here. You can see that to get to it, we're going to have to first remove this panel right here. You're just going to want pull out these clips that line it, and you can see our vehicle's missing quite a few of them. There's some up in the wheel well for it too. We'll show you how to do the first one. You just want to pull out the center, pull it out, and then you can just pull the rest of the clip out. We'll fast-forward as Don goes around and does that to the rest of them. As you can see, lining the transmission oil pan there are 14 bolts, and for right now you just want to remove the seven closest to the back of the vehicle. We'll fast-forward here as Don removes those bolts. Now this is what it should look like, and you should still have these seven bolts in your oil pan.

Now, what you're going to want to do is just loosen each of them. Once you've done this, place a drip pan underneath this pan. With those bolts loosened, you just want to pry down the back end and drain some of that transmission fluid. When it starts to slow down, you can loosen the bolts a little more and do it again. Then, when it seems like it's getting empty, you just want to remove all but two of these bolts.

Now, you want to just pry this pan down, and then once you get it separated, you can then remove those last two bolts. The pan pulls right off. Now you can remove your transmission fluid filter. It just pulls right off. Then, in your old pan, you'll see there's a magnet. You want to take that out and just clean it up with a rag.

Here's the new part from 1A Auto. The only difference is that it has a drain plug, which will make it easier to service in the future when you want to drain the fluid. They'll mount exactly the same, and you just want to take the magnet and put into your new pan. Clean the gasket surface of your transmission, just be careful not to put any big scratches or gouges. It is aluminum, so you have to be careful.

You can put your transmission filter back up. Now, right here we're just using RTV to make a gasket. You just want to trace this whole thing, go around each screw hole. This is going to make a gasket. Again, just go around this and clean it up. That way this will stick properly and the gasket will seed properly. Put your new transmission oil pan back up into place. Then you're just going to want to replace all 14 of those bolts, and usually with the RTV what it has you do is just tighten the bolts until they seat to kind of squeeze the RTV a little bit, and then torque them up after waiting a period of time. These bolts you'll want to torque between 12 and 14 foot-pounds.

Now, you can put this panel back into place, and you just want to replace those clips. We'll show you with the first one. You just push it in with the center still popped out, and then you just push that center in to lock it. We'll fast-forward as Don does the rest of these.

To replace the transmission fluid, you just want to pull out your transmission fluid dipstick, put a funnel in there, and replace the transmission fluid. We do about three and a half quarts, it could vary based on your vehicle. Then just follow your vehicle's recommended procedure to check the transmission fluid, which is generally to have the engine running and warm, in park, pull the dipstick, make sure the fluid's up to the right level, and add if you need to.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack
  • Funnel
  • Jack Stands
  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags
  • RTV
  • Transmission Fluid

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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