I dropped my pan today to change the filter and fluid and have two big issues that have cropped up.
First, while putting things back together, the bolt in the back driver side of the pan seems to have stripped somehow. It wouldnt tighten and came out with metal in the threads. If my next problem is fixable, how serious is this one in terms of leaks and such? I replaced the gasket with a new oem one as well. Also, how crazy of a job would it be to have that repaired by someone since its a bit beyond my ability?
Second, it seems like the pan may have warped while I was draining the fluid. I loosened the back bolts to let the fluid slowly drain out and I think it may have put some presure on the thinner front part because it is not laying flush with the gasket even after things have been properly torqued. (89 in-lbs) Is there a chance I can just use a rubber mallet to get it flat again or should I just find a local shop with a replacement pan?
I havent added the new fluid yet since it seems it would just leak out.
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Here you can see the front part that isnt flush at all.
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Heres a better pic as well as one of the bolt as is
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My haynes manual says to torque tran pan bolts to 124inlbs, not 89 like the video i was referencing said, so I retorqued them.
I also lightly hammered the pan while on a flat surface to try and bend the pan back. It seems to have helped a little, but Im still worried.