: question about trans gasket

02-23-08, 10:50 PM
i got a new gasket for my transmission because i want to change it while it will be out is there any order the bolts have to go in and what is the torque for them?

02-23-08, 10:59 PM
The pan gasket is reusable. I forget the torque, but it is pretty low. Something like 70 in/lbs or so. There is a sequence, but I don't think it is all that important. Just stagger them from opposite sides.

02-23-08, 11:05 PM
ok what about the filters? so i should just return the new one if the old one is in good shape?

02-23-08, 11:20 PM
Filter is internal and is only changed at tear down. There are two reusable screens that can be cleaned if necessary. I'd return the gasket. It's probably cork anyway. The factory gasket is steel sandwiched in rubber with steel spacers at each bolt hole to prevent crushing the gasket by over tightening. When I changed the fluid on my '97 all I bought was fluid.

02-23-08, 11:26 PM
ok cuz i know i am leaking transfluid from some where i guess i will find out ok i will return the trans gasket it is cork... probably trash anyhow

02-23-08, 11:47 PM
i bought the 2 screens and OE style gasket right from my GM dealer. i recall it being about 60 bucks for all 3...

the OE kit has the exact torque specs and exact sequence listed on a small sheet that comes with it...there are 16 bolts if i recall and it's a 2 or 3 stage sequence...

02-23-08, 11:59 PM
ok i got a cork one from a local auto store

but if mine is bad i am going to go to rockauto and get this one

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(16-bolt holes); 4T80-E 4 Spd. Automatic Transaxle
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