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post #1 of 5 Old September 19th, 2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking plastic plug/tag(?) on transmission

So while replacing my Transmission mount, I noticed that the cream colored plastic plug (?) with a small bolt in it was leaking very slowly, though it wasn't loose at all. I loosened it slightly and tightened it again, but it still seems to leak. Is there a good way to make this leak stop? If I take it off, is there some o-ring or something I can replace to stop the leak, and would taking it off drain a bunch of ATF out on me before I could fix the leak? I can't seem to find out what this plastic tag, or plug, is, and I don't want to ruin my transmission by taking it off to look at it if it's going to drain out my fluid. Any suggestions?

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Here is a picture of what I am talking about. The cream colored plastic tag or plug is to the right and center, just right of the "W".
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post #2 of 5 Old September 20th, 2013, 12:44 AM
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That's for the speedo cable which you don't have. Fluid shouldn't gush out if you take it off, unless you're overfilled. There's an o ring that goes in there to seal it up. Either replace that or just put some silicone around it.

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Many Thanks! I think I'll go take it off then and look at it and perhaps put some silicon on it. Does it matter what kind I use? If I use kitchen and bath silicon, is that going to work okay?
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I used high temp rtv on my trans when my cooler line was leaking. I don't know how well regular household stuff with hold up or if it really makes a difference.

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I put an extra rubber gasket on it that fit well. I did put a little household silicon on it as extra precaution. I'll try to remember to use high temp rtv if I have any more problems with it. Thanks again!
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