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Old 09-29-2002, 11:25 PM   #41
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Hey sse1990 I just noticed your speedo is in klm--cool!! 190 klm!
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If the rubber trans filter seal looks to be in ok shape you can just leave it in there and pull the trans seal off of the new filter. Just make sure you get all the random plastic shards out from inside the old rubber seal then push the new filter into the old seal.

I have done that on many cars and never had a problem.
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Plastic shards from the gears or old filter?
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From the neck of the filter.
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ahh--so the heat makes the plastic filter brittle then.
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I work at a shop that does a good number of tranny services, both traditional pan/filter and flush type, and every 3800 tranny I have ever done has had the plastic neck break off in the tranny.

Real pain in the *** and just easier to leave the old rubber gasket up in the tranny.
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I have to wait at least another week or so to change mine--it'* a little burned too!:(
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I work at a shop that does a good number of tranny services, both traditional pan/filter and flush type, and every 3800 tranny I have ever done has had the plastic neck break off in the tranny.

Real pain in the *** and just easier to leave the old rubber gasket up in the tranny.
Yes this happens every time I go to change the filter in my 91 bonnie, but this is due to the heat devloped by this trans... A good trand fluid cooler should take care of this problem.... So you don't change the the metal rubber flange seal!!! I do know it wouldn't harm anything, but I always change them out no matter what..My mechanic friend uses a large flat head screw driver, and prys it out, it takes less than a minute, no marks or scratches... And it is a PITA to deal with these....

Thats what I used to use to pry them out till I had one that would just not come out at all. It had exspanded too much and would not come out no matter how much I pried at it. I used some needle nose pliers and the screwdriver to finaly yank it out but by then the inside of the trans there was all scored up and scratched. No real damage but looked nasty so I decided then not to mess with the things anymore and just leave them there.
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DAMN!! On the way home tonight I heard some weird metal on metal (bearing sounding) kind of a noise--looks like I need a CV joint for the passenger side! SUCKS!! Now I have to let it sit til I can get another one!
anyone know what other joints would fit/work?
Just curious--what happens if it goes while I'm in the highway? Would it be like when a ball joint goes? you lose control of the car? Never had one go before.
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Buick LeSabre is the most common H body car with the 3800....it should be easy to get one from one of those.
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