2014 dodge avenger tranmission leaks

jigfeett

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Make
dodge
Model
avenger
Year
2014
Miles
100,000
Engine
3.6
Any one have experience with dodge 3.6 leaking trans fluid? It appears to be from the top of the trans but I have not been out to verify.
Possibly cooler lines???
 

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Thanks Nick. Do you know what the length is for the trans dip stick? I have some old spares and I'll just make one if I can fine a length.
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Thx for the pics, your tranny is not leaking, it is the engine oil filter housing under intake plenum. Here is what it looks like, the o rings warp and they leak. This is a classic. The oil run down the tranny side in a major leak develops, ppl think it's the trans, nope, it is the engine oil. Look at the oil carefully, that is engine oil coming down on whole bell housing from intake area. Oil does NOT leak UP, :cool:

Your picture 4 shows the whole bell housing is glistening with oil. It just puddles up down in the crevices. See pdf, you need to remove the upper and lower intake manifolds. The unit comes complete with a pre installed filter;) See link below, but call dealer first, they sell so many of these things, they probably are cheaper than the dorman ones. :eek:

https://www.amazon.com/Yikesai-5184...FDCVAV9FK5X&psc=1&refRID=MMN08HMQTFDCVAV9FK5X
 

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Nick you are right on the money after cleaning and running I see what you see and will check out the parts ASAP.
Thank you
Upper and lower intakes do you know any torque specs on those items?
I will be ordering the parts and get this guy fixed!
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torque limit is 8.8/9 ft pnd, after two cycles. I usually don't even bother torquing that. My knuckles don't even crack at that pressure.

;)

Honestly, I do 5 of three per month easy, and my 18v dewalt limits just fine. In and out.

I am so happy I was able to see that on pics. If you would not have taken the time, to go out and just poke with the camera, We/ you would still be chasing non existent trans leak.

Hint, you will want to know, once you remove the oil cooler, no way around it, coolant will seep down into crank case. So advice, drain old oil and reserve for later. Remove part, coolant will seep down. Then once the upper engine is all buttoned up, pour back in old oil, it will kind of help coolant down more, then just dump oil again, and then proceed with new oil. Takes ten minutes more to do, but hey, if it helps get the coolant out, why not take the extra step.

Oh, another hint, plz do take time to shop air out all the derbris before removing the cooler from its fixture. You will be amazed at what kind of stuff sit down there. I even pull dead mice from there, and I know a few mice droping won't kill the engine, some of the dirt/sand will if that get down in the crank case.

Personally, I think 10ft pnds is not enough, so I elbow and wrist torque it my self. I also apply a thin amount of the right stuff to mounting surface of housing. That sucker won't leak for the next forseable future.

Anyway, thought maybe this pdf would help, it does give specs in inch, but serious, I converted, 6 ft pd then 8.8 on second spread is just not enough in my most humble opinion. Like I said, I just drive home all of the bolts home with a 18v dewalt impact drill and dont even think of whipping out a torque wrench on these plastic jobs. The right stuff does the rest. https://www.homehardware.ca/en/147ml-black-the-right-stuff-gasket-maker-sealant/p/8659250
 

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@ work, we are not seeing these 3.6l so much anymore. The local law enforcement is phasing out the charger and the phantom 200' ticket machines.

So probably next year, will be doing mostly client car 3.6l's.

Thx for taking time to post back that my advice helped you. I also took time to edit thread, I was posting again whilst impaired, had to remove a few stupid videos.
 

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Now, our fun is water pumps on ford interceptors. Job bills 14hrs shop time. I don't even use the cam tools, don't even touch the cam chain anymore. Cut down time to a 7 or so hr job now.

Next rumor, local law will be stuck with new charger with the hemi in it. Local tax bills will increase as these cop cars idle at -30c. :eek:

Cool pic from work. 20190815_073935.jpg
 

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Thank you, and I'll keep you posted and post the end result.
Parts on order should do the job next week.
I like your style, that's just my opinion.
Thanks