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96 trep 3.5

I had a pan seal replaced at the shop and they forgot to refill the transmission fluid and when I refilled it I OVER-filled it.

Ummm....what now?
 

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ummm...drain it?

I don't know about the Trep, since I have not had to mess with the tranny, but my old Escort had a big-ass bolt on the bottom of the tranny that served as a drainplug...perhaps our cars have something similar? If not, you would have to drop the pan or find a way to siphon the excess out through the dipstick tube.
 

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do the firt gens have trans cooler lines? you could pull one loose and turn the car on for a sec and have it pump some out? Just an I dea.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure they do. On the front of the radiator there is a "mini radiator" (best way to describe it) and there is a hose running to it. That's probably it, but it's just an educated guess.
 

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Easier way is to get a syphon pump and suck the fluid out of the dipstick took. Hell get a clean tube and literally "suck" the fluid out and let gravity do the work. How much is overfill? How many quarts did you put in? Half qt more is not gonna do much...
 

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I bought a pump from Canadian Tire for $15. It's meant for sucking the oil out of boat engines. You run it with a drill to spin the pump in either direction and it comes with an assortment of hoses for different size jobs.

I use it to fill and empty transmissions and differentials. Even if I'm dropping a transmission pan I'll still suck it empty first. Makes for a mess free fluid and filter change.
 

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yep that's right. That's by far the cleanest way to change tranny fluid. Besides, disconnect the tranny fluid return line takes some work.
 

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That vent is most likely for venting air, not fluid higher than the FULL mark on the dipstick.
On my mom's Sebring I changed the trans fluid and I think I overfilled it just slightly. After checking the pan gasket aproximately 100 times:banghead: I still saw fluid on the ground even though the gasket wasn't leaking. I had the car jacked up on one side and that's when I saw the tiny puddle of fluid under the car. But when the car is driven or parked normally its totally fine.
 
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