What is a Transmission Pan?
The transmission pan and gasket keeps automatic transmission fluid in the transmission, where it belongs, and off the ground. Repairing a transmission pan leak is often as easy as replacing the pan gasket, assuming the pan itself remains free of damage. Removing the transmission pan may also allow you to see and repair your transmission’s internal components as well.
The transmission pan is vulnerable to damage from several sources, including speed bumps and curbs. If damage to the pan itself is causing the transmission to leak, the old pan will need to be replaced.