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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2002, 02:24 PM
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CJ - Metal powder on magnet inside of auto trans ?

Doing the gasket again since I cannot seem to keep the trans from leaking. There is some metal powder (nothing you can even feel, just dust) on the magnet. I never noticed this before. Should I be concerned?

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Re: CJ - Metal powder on magnet inside of auto trans ?

If the metal was just Dust, fine. All autos I have had, have shavings/dust. If you have chunks. worry. However keeping that magnet clean is a good idea. Once it has too much metal, the shavings will float around the tranny and clog valves and things, ruining the tranny.
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Re: CJ - Metal powder on magnet inside of auto trans ?

Yep, that stuff is normal... and the reason's the magnet is in the transmission pan. If the stuff is very fine... no problem.. If not... it's a problem.

As to the Gasket... I'd recommend using a cork gasket with NO sealant on it. I've used ma-nmade material and I'm not at all happy with it. When you troque the pan down it tends to spread and slip under load. By putting sealant on the two mating sides it compounds the problem. The cork won't slip and slide.

Also make sure the pan flange is straight all around.. if not it will be dificult to seal.
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Re: CJ - Metal powder on magnet inside of auto trans ?

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I guess the dust is normal. I already put the pan gasket back on with sealant this time. Last time I used a cork gasket with no sealant and it leaked bad. I think that where the bolts go in the pan is a little bent (maybe from over torquing). I took a punch and fixed that. The cork gasket did slip some. I have not filled it and run it yet to see if it will leak. If it does I may try for a new pan and go get the mopar gasket (suppose to be really thick cork). Any ideas where I can get an aluminum/high capacity pan?

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Re: CJ - Metal powder on magnet inside of auto trans ?

If I remember Summit Racing and JCW had those deep pans about a year ago...Skyjacker has them, here's a comparison between OEM and Skyjacker.



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