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Old 05-31-2016, 08:22 AM   #1
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545RFE pan gasket question

I recently had my tranny rebuilt and the shop can't seem to stop a leak around the pan gasket. I have read about the rubber gaskets with the reinforced steel and that they are really good. Does any one have experience with these on their 545RFE transmissions? Or do they even make one for this tranny? I am getting really desperate! Thanks so much for any advice.

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Old 05-31-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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there is not supposed to be a gasket. Our shop uses the Mopar RTV sealant 5010884AD. I have never had a problem with it.
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there is not supposed to be a gasket. Our shop uses the Mopar RTV sealant 5010884AD. I have never had a problem with it.
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Are they using cork or rubber gaskets?? THEY LEAK. Use the paper type or RTV silicone don't over use the rtv if it get loose inside its toast to the trans.
AND DONT OVER TIGHTEN IT can dimple the pan around the bolts and it WILL LEAK.
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Pull pan clean edges (trans and pan) un dimple pan of it has been over tightned. Rub ultra grey on the pan edge with your finger I find is the best way leaves just enough to deal and not get into pan. Smooth thin bead of it let sit 5mins Install and just snug wait 10mins then tighten to 23inlbs on the bolts should not leak a drop.
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Been using the rubber gasket. It doesn't leak if torqued correctly.
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My last two trans used rtv with no leaks
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545RFE pan gasket question

Thank you all so much for your replies! I FINALLY convened the transmission shop to use the rtv. I just hope they didn't over do it. Thanks again!!!!
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