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    Leaking Transmission

    It appears that I have a leaking transmission, and I'm not sure what's leaking. I mean, I know what's leaking, but I'm not sure what it's called.



    It looks like I have a leak from that electronic module on the front of the transmission housing. Is there transmission fluid inside that module? It looks electronic in nature, but who knows. Or maybe the leak is on the pan itself and it wicks up that module?

    I'm cautiously optimistic that this will be covered under the lifetime powertrain warranty.
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    Solenoid pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESADORNED View Post
    Solenoid pack.

    KC.
    x2. Solenoid pack is leaking more than likely. It's a common leak point on the 41TE, especially the older ones with the separator plate. It IS part of the powertrain so you should be in luck.
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    Yep the infamous solenoid pack. It should be under warranty, plus its like a $3 gasket that will only take like 30 mins to change.
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    Okay, so it is the solenoid pack. Looking at alldatadiy.com, it looks like it might be serviced as an assembly. I guess I'll carry the van to the dealer and have them do whatever they need to do.

    This is exactly why we sold the (5-speed) Corolla. My wife couldn't drive it when the van was in the shop. Now that she can drive my car, fixing the van becomes much less stressful (especially now that school's back in).

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    By the way, this is the language from the lifetime powertrain warranty coverage:

    Transmission: transmission case and all internal parts; torque converter; drive/flex plate; transmission range switch; transmission control module; bell
    housing; oil pan; seals and gaskets for listed components only. NOTE: MANUAL TRANSMISSION CLUTCH PARTS ARE NOT COVERED AT ANY
    TIME.


    Jeff, would you be able to tell me if the solenoid pack would be covered under the lifetime powertrain warranty? Thanks!
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    If it's not under warranty, it looks like a verrrry slow leak or seepage, looks like it would take quite a while before even a droplet would form. My pan is bone dry, but is starting to rust

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    Jason I'm thinking it is not covered, but I'll check for sure. And the older one's had a gasket that could be replaced, the new ones have to be replaced as a unit. Jason I'm sending you a PM.
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    I took the van to Hendrick Chrysler on Wednesday for the repair.

    The good news: the solenoid pack is indeed covered under the Powertrain warranty. Thanks, Jeff, for checking on that for me.
    The bad news: Chrysler will not repair the van, because it's not leaking. It's "seeping". No kidding; they actually told me that with a straight face. They told me to come back when the leak---'scuse me, seep---gets worse.

    That's fine. Chrysler will just have to eat two diagnostic charges to fix this problem, rather than just one. They did wipe the pan down for me, so now I'll know how fast this "seep" will return.
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    Completely stupid. Lol pour some AFT+4 down the front of the trans so that there are drips hanging off and will look like a "real" leak.
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

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