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Just got through putting a rebuilt 2004R in my 66. Running down oil leaks. It seems the only one left is this fitting for the lock up converter switch. I am thinking I should take it back to the rebuilder. Photo os not the best; but it is leaking bad enough to make a mess on the floor every time I drive the car.
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That was my thought. I just had the pan off to replace the gasket. What a mess. I wonder if all that is above the oil level, if so I was thinking about leaving it as until the winter, then clean, clean, and put some gray sealer all around.
 

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That was my thought. I just had the pan off to replace the gasket. What a mess. I wonder if all that is above the oil level, if so I was thinking about leaving it as until the winter, then clean, clean, and put some gray sealer all around.
When the trans is off, and you get drainback, that is below the fluid level I am pretty sure.

When the car is running, the fluid level is supposed to be right at the pan gasket level. When you shut it off, everything drains down and back (and you get some drain back from the converter too) so the level goes up in the pan well above the gasket.

If you have an external cooler that is mounted above the transmission cooler line input to the transmission, that will drain back too, exacerbating the level inside when it is shut off.
 

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Remember Jay Leno's definition of bad weather is "wrong clothes." Well I know removing oil pans suck but the proper tools makes it tolerable. Cut the bottom out of a 55 gallon drum about 5 inches up. Get a couple handles from the hardware store and mount them to it. Now you have a pan big enough to catch most of the mess. Bigger is always better.
 

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Remember Jay Leno's definition of bad weather is "wrong clothes." Well I know removing oil pans suck but the proper tools makes it tolerable. Cut the bottom out of a 55 gallon drum about 5 inches up. Get a couple handles from the hardware store and mount them to it. Now you have a pan big enough to catch most of the mess. Bigger is always better.
I picked up one of these.


It holds 3-4 gallons of fluid. More than enough to dump a transmission pan into I have found.

Emptying it is the trick without making a mess. ;)
 

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With the pan off, now is the time to install a drain plug on the pan so you don't have to deal with the mess again in the future. I installed mine on the rear of the pan so it doesn't protrude down but out the rear. Jacking the front of the car up makes it drain well through the plug opening. All that said, for other trans without a drain plug I took a large round plastic trash can lid and cut a 6" diameter hole in the center of it. I place that on a standard drain pan to funnel trans fluid into the drain pan. It makes for an approx 30" diameter catch area.
 

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Just piggy backing off the original question, I just swapped out a 200 to a 700r4, and broke the tab off the kickdown cable.. anyone know of a part number to replace the kick down cable??
If I were you I would contact Bowtie Overdrives. I think the have a T.V. cable install kit. Check their website.
 

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