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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby Mando454 » Oct 01 2010, 4:37pm

I know you'll get it the only thing that will give u some trouble is the torx depending on how stripped it is .I wouldn't put it back if its gonna be hard to get off next time.
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby Austin [OP] » Oct 02 2010, 9:20pm

SUCCESS!
I got that bracket off and removed the pan. Seems all I needed to do was use the right tool. What I thought was an allen bolt was indeed a Torx #40 head. I'm an idiot.

She's all drained and fresh filter and fluid now. Thanks for your great advice and suggestions.

















P.S. I'd also like to thank whoever runs this awesome site. It really comes in handy when you're in a tough spot. :lol:
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby Mando454 » Oct 02 2010, 9:25pm

lol way to be humble haha it is a great site thank u Austin.
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby albpad2004 » Oct 02 2010, 9:40pm

im with mando454 when me and my father did the transmission oil change we had to do the same. it was a lil trickey even with it on a block but your gunna have to find a right angle to pull out the pan. good luck austin
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby thirdgen » Feb 03 2011, 6:45am

Safety tip of the day: Make sure you have the truck blocked so it doesn't roll. When you get that bracket off, it's easy to accidently put your truck out of park postion, and it may roll.
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby Byroman » Nov 14 2011, 4:24pm

Whoever is responsible for releasing a design for a service item that is so very difficult to service should be fired. Well, if not fired, they should get a very low rating on their performance appraisal. Torx bolts on top of a position where you have to be a contortionist to get at them?!?! Ridiculous.

BTW, don't even think of trying this filter swap without moving the linkage bracket. I removed the rear screw and loosened the forward one, which provided just enough clearance to remove the pan.
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby TexasHeadHunter » Feb 10 2014, 5:27pm

How did you reach the back bolts that are above the crossmember? Did you have to lift the transmission up to get a socket in there?
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Re: Cannot remove transmission pan

Postby woopud » Feb 11 2014, 1:56pm

You guy's making it way to hard on yourselves, I've dropped the pan a couple of times and just bend the bracket out of the way that's all.
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