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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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Transmission Drain Plug - NONE!!

WTF, no drain plug. Maybe I'm missing something, is it located somewhere else?

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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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If there's a hole In your transmission then you're missing a drain plug.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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Auto's don't have drain plugs, unless you make one or buy a pan that has one built in. You need to drop the pan to get the fluid out.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #4
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Dang it. Fill your profile so I don't make my self look like a fool.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #5
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Auto's don't have drain plugs, unless you make one or buy a pan that has one built in. You need to drop the pan to get the fluid out.
Damn, if that's not some poor engineering I don't know what is.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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if I remember right, that's pretty common.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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Very common. Nothing to do with poor engineering.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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The Mopar deep pan has a plug .

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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #9
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The Mopar deep pan has a plug .
For the 30RH?
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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #10
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For the 30RH?
Sorry, for the 32RH or TF999.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 11:08 AM   #11
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Sorry, for the 32RH or TF999.
Yep, the OP has a 30RH. Be nice if they did though.
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Very common. Nothing to do with poor engineering.
IMO it does.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 11:51 AM   #13
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IMO it does.
Well you have a ignorant opinion.

Probably 90% of autos from all manufacturers don't have drain plugs. Some of them are sealed units and don't provide any means of draining or filling the trans with fluid unless you have a special tool.
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Damn, if that's not some poor engineering I don't know what is.
It's done for two reasons, the main one is so you will have to drop the pan, which means you will need a new gasket, gaskets come with the filter, and that's what they want you to do...change the filter. And while you are in there you will likely wipe off the magnet

The cars with drain plugs typically have a wire mesh filter rather than a paper or fiber one.

The second reason is because shade tree mechanics and occasionally dealers service would accidentally drain the transmission and then add more engine oil to the crankcase.

My father did this to his Volvo a couple decades back, I believe it was the last time he ever worked on a car
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Unread 07-18-2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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It's done for two reasons, the main one is so you will have to drop the pan, which means you will need a new gasket, gaskets come with the filter, and that's what they want you to do...change the filter. And while you are in there you will likely wipe off the magnet

The cars with drain plugs typically have a wire mesh filter rather than a paper or fiber one.

The second reason is because shade tree mechanics and occasionally dealers service would accidentally drain the transmission and then add more engine oil to the crankcase.

My father did this to his Volvo a couple decades back, I believe it was the last time he ever worked on a car
There are some folks on here who shall remain nameless that have drained the wrong one and overfilled the other on other vehicles.

Let's just say their SO was not a happy camper when the dealership pointed out the error after the car was towed in for repair.
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