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    Default broken transmission pan bolt

    I broke one off under the belly band. it's recessed in the hole. Problem is I cant drill it cuz the belly band makes the drill bit a little crooked, and the chuck grinds up against it.

    Any ideas how to get this out? Will one broken transmission pan bolt cause a leak?

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    If it's a corner yeah, if its in the middle probably not. If you get a drill bit extender you can reach it, they are usually less then $10 at hardware stores.


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    Look online and find a long #1 center drill (.125 dia.); they are much less likely to wander off center.
    I found one in a few seconds using Google Image-"long center drill"

    If you're drilling out a 10mm you might get by with the center drill and a tap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defunct S/R owner View Post
    Look online and find a long #1 center drill (.125 dia.); they are much less likely to wander off center.
    I found one in a few seconds using Google Image-"long center drill"

    If you're drilling out a 10mm you might get by with the center drill and a tap.
    I just skipped it. I torqued the other bolts a little extra hard instead. Anyway, the car is shifting a bit strange now. I fine-tuned the fluid level and its a little better, but I was wondering if it's normal for a car to take time to adjust to a filter change, or is this transmission on the way out.

    There was quite a bit of goop in the bottom of the pan and metal shavings on the magnets, the fluid was a little darker than normal, but not smelling burnt.

    It's ATX I used mercon V synthetic. 62k miles, 2001. First transmission service.

    The RPMS might go up to 3000 in 1st-2nd very occasionally. The transmission was never great in the first place to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeph View Post
    I just skipped it. I torqued the other bolts a little extra hard instead. Anyway, the car is shifting a bit strange now. I fine-tuned the fluid level and its a little better, but I was wondering if it's normal for a car to take time to adjust to a filter change, or is this transmission on the way out.

    There was quite a bit of goop in the bottom of the pan and metal shavings on the magnets, the fluid was a little darker than normal, but not smelling burnt.

    It's ATX I used mercon V synthetic. 62k miles, 2001. First transmission service.

    The RPMS might go up to 3000 in 1st-2nd very occasionally. The transmission was never great in the first place to be honest.
    Time to invest in a MTX swap. $300 from a junkyard, plus the rods and the shifter base, and axles.

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