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Transmission O ring leak *DIY* fix

I don't know about you but I hate taking my SRT to the dealer, they are always packed and can never get me in and out its always a whole day ordeal.
So I decided to do it myself instead of having the car sit there all day.
My dealer had the parts in stock it's 2 O-rings that cost about $4. I also bought a quart of tranny fluid to replace what would drain out, cost about $6.
Have the dealer print out the TSB in their system it shows the steps for the procedure, with a picture. After about 2 minutes of reading the directions you will know what to do, it's simple.

TIP: To minimize transmission fluid leakage, jack the car up from the passenger side and put jacks under the front and back tires. When you pull the sensor out put a drain pan under and no more than 1/2 quart should leak out. I measured how much I lost so I knew how much to put back in; I lost about 1/4 quart.
Don't forget to twist the sensor housing back tight before crawling out.

Tools needed: 7mm socket with extension, drain pan

Cost About $10 and 30 minutes



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I don't know about you but I hate taking my SRT to the dealer, they are always packed and can never get me in and out its always a whole day ordeal.
So I decided to do it myself instead of having the car sit there all day.
My dealer had the parts in stock it's 2 O-rings that cost about $4. I also bought a quart of tranny fluid to replace what would drain out, cost about $6.
Have the dealer print out the TSB in their system it shows the steps for the procedure, with a picture. After about 2 minutes of reading the directions you will know what to do, it's simple.

TIP: To minimize transmission fluid leakage, jack the car up from the passenger side and put jacks under the front and back tires. When you pull the sensor out put a drain pan under and no more than 1/2 quart should leak out. I measured how much I lost so I knew how much to put back in; I lost about 1/4 quart.
Don't forget to twist the sensor housing back tight before crawling out.

Tools needed: 7mm socket with extension, drain pan

Cost About $10 and 30 minutes
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I debated about doing this myself rather than having it done under warranty; I had already printed the TSB (from the TSB section here) and it looked pretty simple. I ended up taking it in more as a test of my local dealer in case I ever had a more major warranty problem; I wanted to give them a shot at something fairly basic first They passed - - it was not a bad experience for me. I dropped my car off before I went to work and was able to pick it up at lunch time with the leak fixed, no scratches, no extra miles on the car, and no greasy fingerprints anywhere.

My dad just got a recall notice for his 2000 Grand Cherokee so he'll be having that same dealer perform that. THEN he's gonna hit them up for the new slotted Rotors for his SRT8........we'll see how that goes.

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This certainly does sound simple. I may have to give this a try if and when mine starts to fail. Thanks for the heads up!

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thanks for the info and post... as my ride slowly approaches the end of it's warranty, and i'm not sure if i'm going to renew... it's good to know we can do things like this on our own...

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I am doing this in a few days and will snap a couple of pics so we can have a little "how to" type write up...Thanks for the info as well.I have soooo had it with the dealerships, 5 star doesn't mean a thing apparently.
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I am doing this in a few days and will snap a couple of pics so we can have a little "how to" type write up...Thanks for the info as well.I have soooo had it with the dealerships, 5 star doesn't mean a thing apparently.
sounds very simple... dealer wants to charge me about $100 or so... gonna do this myself... yeah pics needed... want to make sure i've got the right sensor and all...
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well the car is going in for the dreaded inner tie rod end so its gonna be a while for my write up...oh ya, and i awoke to a foot of snow today so that was nice......not.
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For those that are going to do a DIY, keep in mind this post is a year old and now the dealers are replacing not only the O rings but the plug adapter also.
Had mine done about 5 weeks ago!
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thanks for the update bigsnake... was it still in warranty for u?
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