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Old 06-11-2019, 05:32 PM
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Crown Transmission Pan

I replaced my transmission pan with a Dorman pan with the drain plug and it has been nothing but a nightmare. It leaks constantly from drain plug and I don't want to torque it any more for fear of ruining the nut on the inside that is spot welded on.

So I am gonna replace it again, and have been looking at the Crown Transmission pan. No drain plug to leak, but can't find any reviews.

Anyone have experience with this brand or should i just go back to the Mopar.

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Old 06-11-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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Just a thought: try adding a metal washer with neoprene on one side? worth a try?

Did it come with a copper crush washer?

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Old 06-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #3
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I assume you have a 2007 to 2011 automatic, here is what I would buy. Only draw back it only has the drain plug magnet.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:26 PM   #4
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Why don't you just suck the fluid out from the dipstick hole? I was able to get almost 4 quarts out with a fluid vac. I think the service interval on the transmission filter is 60k miles. I am not sure much fluid is left in the pan if you insert a tube down the dipstick hole.

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Old 06-12-2019, 04:30 AM
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Sorry to leave out the details. Its a 2013 jk W5A580 auto transmission.

It did have a copper crush washer. I took it to my local tech and he said it wasn't worth trying to torque the bolt anymore. He said if it breaks or strips then its gonna be a even bigger fix that has to happen right then.

I don't have a top side vacuum to remove the fluid out of the dipstick tube, but I think there would be over a quart and half still in the pan if I could get 4 quarts out. I would change the washer, I just don't have the tools (vacuum) to get the fluid out to make the necessary fix. So right now my option is drain the fluid, drop the pan and replace.

I talked to Dorman and they don't have any issues on file, but I filed a labor claim and product reimbursement for the pan. Not the biggest fan of Dorman products but the guy was helpful in the process of filing claims and somewhat optimistic of my claim, but I am not holding my breath.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:18 AM   #6
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My Dorman trans pan is also seaping around the drain plug. I torqued the gasket, replaced the gasket, but now the drain plug is starting to strip so I siliconed it.
It’s only a year old, I bought it specifically because it had a drain plug which is annoying. I’ll be replacing it next service (or before if the leak worsens).
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:34 AM   #7
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I have a Dorman on both my ‘15 and ‘16 JKUs. No leaks.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:06 AM   #8
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I would try replacing the washer/gasket, and wrap the threads of the plug with some teflon tape.
That might stop the leak

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