Transmission Drain Plug?
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Cadillac Allante Forum Discussion, Transmission Drain Plug? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Can anyone provide a good reason why car manufacturers don't put a drain plug in the automatic transmission pan? What ...
  1. #1
    Moose123 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1988 Allante
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    88

    Transmission Drain Plug?

    Can anyone provide a good reason why car manufacturers don't put a drain plug in the automatic transmission pan? What a pain in the neck when you change the transmission fluid. I know one can be added, but what the heck...It would be so simple at the factory.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    carnut is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    california
    Age
    66
    Posts
    5,709

    Re: Transmission Drain Plug?

    #1 reason. It adds 10 cents to the cost of building the car.

  4. #3
    Moose123 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1988 Allante
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    88

    Re: Transmission Drain Plug?

    Carnut- Excellent point! of course...

  5. #4
    macsr is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 93 Pearl Red Allante
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yukon Oklahoma
    Age
    67
    Posts
    45

    Re: Transmission Drain Plug?

    I have always heard that because you are suppose to change the internal filters when changing fluid and the pan must come off anyway there was no need for drain plug. Other than the mess that you have to clean up when taking off the pan. I am sure that the 10 cent cost is also an issue.

  6. #5
    D Yaros's Avatar
    D Yaros is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1955 CDV, 1992 Allante, 1962 Olds 88 Conv
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Posts
    141

    Re: Transmission Drain Plug?

    #2 Reason is, if there was a drain plug, more folks would be likely to drain/flush their trans, than go to the dealer for such service!

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting