INSTALLATION OF THE PAN CONNECTOR:
It is necessary to remove the transmission pan to install the pan connector. You will need a large container to catch the fluid when the pan is removed.
NOTE #1: Transmission fluid becomes contaminated during usage, and therefore should not be re-used after it is drained from the pan. Similarly, the transmission’s oil filter should be changed every 25,000 to 40,000 driven miles. Use manufacturer’s recommendation.
NOTE #2: Dispose of used transmission fluid properly.
Remove the pan and discard the gasket if one is present. If RTV sealant was used, it must be removed from both the transmission and transmission pan. (Some auto manufacturers use an RTV sealant instead of a gasket.)
Carefully examine the underside of the exposed transmission and the manner in which the pan fits around valve body and filter before deciding on a suitable location for the pan connector.
Note: Precautions to consider when determining the best location for the pan connector.
a. It is NOT advisable to locate the connector on the bottom or the front surfaces of the pan because of the strong possibility of damage from road hazards.
The connector should be located away from any exposed gears, which tend to cause fluid to foam when in motion.
It is desirable to have the connector located as far as possible below the transmission fluid level, taking into consideration the changes in fluid level, which will occur.
d. Generally, the connector can best be located in the right or left sidewalls or the rear portion of the pan, keeping in mind the above situations.
e. Make certain the location of the connector will not interfere with reinstalling the pan bolts and also that it allows for an easy bend for the 3/8” hose which will extend from this connector up to the lube pump.