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Old 10-20-2005, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default Leak from auto trans, Upper Pan area????

I have a leak on my auto trans in my 94 SL2. It "appears" to be coming from the upper pan on the transmission located near the battery area. Is there a gasket for this, or do you use silicon sealer? How hard is it to change? I've searched, but couldn't find a post about this here.

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Old 10-20-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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Could it be from the filter? Mine leaked when I got the car, I changed it following instructions, and just noticed last night that it's leaking again. Going to give it a twist with a wrench.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:10 AM   #3
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I have a leak on my auto trans in my 94 SL2. It "appears" to be coming from the upper pan on the transmission located near the battery area. Is there a gasket for this, or do you use silicon sealer? How hard is it to change? I've searched, but couldn't find a post about this here.

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Yes there is a gasket for the valve body cover. Early S-Series use a fiber gasket, later ones have a metal and rubber gasket. It's very easy to change.
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It's very easy to change.
I'll second that - I did this job on a '95 SL1 several years ago. Remove the intake and air filter housing, the battery and the battery tray, and the top cover of the transaxle is right there. Just be sure to clean everything up before you remove the top cover so you don't drop any filth into the transaxle. I got the gasket from the Saturn dealer - it was fairly cheap (around $15 IIRC) and had a bead of sealer on one side already so I didn't have to use any RTV. Hasn't leaked a drop since.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
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Default May we assume you mean the Upper, "Cover" on the Transmision ??

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>Is there a gasket for this, or do you use silicon sealer? How hard is it to change?<
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>FM SaturnTech: Yes there is a gasket for the valve body cover.....It's very easy to change.<
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>Fm Irish: I'll second that - I did this job on a '95 SL1 several years ago.............Remove the intake and air filter housing, the battery and the battery tray,<
And I'll third this: For I did this a couple of weeks ago, and found it very simple. Keep in mind, though, that in removing the battery tray, you'll have to remove a bolt which condibutes to its support, by removing the the driver's side tire and you'll see the, rather long, bolt located near the top of the tire well.

I'd also suggest that you get the gasket from a dealership, for you'll notice it is very well designed. BTW, the red center full gasket ring on the gasket, faces UP, with the none colored center of the gasket facing down, directly onto the transaxle.
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thanks for the replies everyone! i will check into it this weekend!
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