For the first time since I've owned the van, I dropped the transmission pan to change the filter. 4 of the bolts were cross-threaded and stripped and the previous mechanic had just glued the whole thing back together with black silicone, no gasket. What should I do? try as is, and hope the remainder of the bolts hold it tight enough? Drill and tap the offenders to the next step up?
Previously I was just siphoning 4 qts out, and adding 4 new qts without changing a filter. I now wish I had done the same again