small leak from front lef of transmission pan

Asked by Aug 06, 2017 at 09:13 PM about the 1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have had my 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 2WD truck in 4 times with supposedly the best transmission guys in this area.  Took the truck in for a transmission service and it was leaking a bit when I took it in.  They did the service, replaced a check valve & the shifter shaft seal initially.  Have taken the truck back in 4 times now and the last time they said the pan needed to be straightened.  Did that and still the pan is leaking a very small amount of fluid.  Is there anything we're missing or is there some sort of technical bulletin on this problem? They can't seem to get it fixed.  I'm desperate! I have to take a trip across the US in 3 weeks and I don't want to do it with a leak in the tranny.  If anyone has any ideas I could sure use them now.  It's definitely coming somewhere in the pan, no evidence of fluid anywhere above it.

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If you can get an aftermarket cast aluminum pan they come with O rings and they are virtually leak proof. Your transmission will thank you.

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