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Old September 17th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #1
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1. Would a slightly dented (1/8" to 1/4") trans pan cause gear hunting/slipping problems?

I can't imagine it would, but my trans has been acting a little funny since the Pig Gig.

2. Would the 8 year/80,000 mile powertrain warranty I have still cover the trans if it's bad even if the pan is dented?
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Old September 17th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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If the dented pan did cause a problem with the trans, just swap trans pans, than take it in? They will never know haha
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Old September 17th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #3
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If the dented pan did cause a problem with the trans, just swap trans pans, than take it in? They will never know haha
I was thinking that as well.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #4
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The dent is probably restricting the fluid flow. So yes it could make it act funny.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #5
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The dent is probably restricting the fluid flow. So yes it could make it act funny.
That's kinda what I figured.

Dealership up here has one in stock for $62. Better be safe than sorry.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #6
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you could get a b&m aluminum pan and help out the typical dodge heat issue if you feel like spending a little more. I think the hold 2 or 4 extra quarts of fluid to.
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I'm glad I got the pan this morning...it's really causing fluid starving issues causing the trans to gear hunt.
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Use the Mopar ATF+4.

I've had bad luck after 12,000 miles with different brand ATF+4. I forget the brand, but it had a green bottle.
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I'm glad I got the pan this morning...it's really causing fluid starving issues causing the trans to gear hunt.
I just came across this post and that's exactly what I was thinking ... glad you figured it out. I would've been scolded had I driven my Dodge through the course!
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I just came across this post and that's exactly what I was thinking ... glad you figured it out. I would've been scolded had I driven my Dodge through the course!
Haha, the damage didn't happen on the course at all. It happened out on the trails following CC (bright idea).

I just got done putting the new pan in, along with a new filter. I used the Mopar ATF +4. I was really surprised to see how close the filter is to the pan. Even though the dent was minimal, it was right up against the filter.

I haven't driven it yet, but I'm 100% sure it fixed the issue.
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This happened to a friends XJ. Squashed the center of the filter. We beat it flat, replaced the filter and he went on to break many, many more things. Trans was okay, tho.
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Haha, the damage didn't happen on the course at all. It happened out on the trails following CC (bright idea).

I just got done putting the new pan in, along with a new filter. I used the Mopar ATF +4. I was really surprised to see how close the filter is to the pan. Even though the dent was minimal, it was right up against the filter.

I haven't driven it yet, but I'm 100% sure it fixed the issue.
If you weren't having issues with the tranny before, I'd put money you were blocking a lot of flow/pressure.

btw ... you've lost some weight huh? Keep it up!
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If you weren't having issues with the tranny before, I'd put money you were blocking a lot of flow/pressure.

btw ... you've lost some weight huh? Keep it up!
Thanks man!
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