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Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit

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Provides OE-quality filtration. Driveworks gaskets are designed to keep your pan gasket in place during installation. Includes trilingual instructions.
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Bolt Hole Quantity In Pan:14
Gasket Material:Rubber

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DriveworksAutomatic Transmission Filter Kit
 
3.4

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Small cars (9)
  • Trucks (5)
  • Everyday driving (3)
  • Large cars (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well, when you get a good filter

I bought this kit while also buying a replacement tranny pan (the replacement had a drain plug and the oem did not). Cracking the seal on an RTV'd pan can be difficult and...Read complete review

I bought this kit while also buying a replacement tranny pan (the replacement had a drain plug and the oem did not). Cracking the seal on an RTV'd pan can be difficult and messy, but the frustration came after realizing the filter I bought was defective (the mating surface that holds the o-ring was too thick, and the hole was off center). This discovery was after I drained the fluid.

I called my local Advance Auto, and they brought a new one to my house and exchanged it on the spot (on a Sunday). The new one fit no problem, clicked right into place (just make sure the O-ring is lubed with ATF before putting the filter on, and make sure it seats fully).

As far as the included gasket not seating, I have a feeling other reviewers either didn't tighten in the right pattern, didn't use a torque wrench, tightened it up excessivly (the service manual torque specs are for using RTV, not a rubber gasket), or all three.

My factory service manual (04 stratus se) says to tighten in a criss-cross pattern. I start at finger tight, finally torquing to 144 inch/lbs with the aforementioned pattern. The FSM says 164 inch/lbs, but again its too much for a rubber gasket (the box for the kit says 144 in/lbs or under). Also make sure the mating surfaces are free of RTV (if you're dropping the oem pan for the first time). Also, it helps to screw (not force!) the bolts into the gasket before installation to make sure you don't pinch it while installing the pan. This also ensures you don't loose any bolts and that the gasket is properly aligned without the use any other grease/sealant. Also be sure to clean all of the bolts of their RTV before re-installation (brake-clean works well).

I installed it as written above, and no problems yet (its been 4-5 days). With rubber gaskets, more torque doesn't usually mean a better seal. Good luck!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Trans Pan Filter & Gasket

I was doing maintenance on my transmission and replaced the transmission filter and gasket. It's a messy job to begin with, but the fact that the filter went in hard made it worse....Read complete review

I was doing maintenance on my transmission and replaced the transmission filter and gasket. It's a messy job to begin with, but the fact that the filter went in hard made it worse. The gasket was easy to install and there were no leaks.

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5.0

good product

By 

from Averill Park

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

      GOOD

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      4.0

      filter fir OK, gasket was better than expected

      By 

      from dayton oh

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

        The filter didn't fit quite as good as the OEM one, there was a little bit of wobble once it clicked into place. I did check to see if it would pop off easily, and it seemed to be secure. I was impressed by the gasket, it was about 1/16 thick and visibly squished out the edges when I torqued the pan bolts down to 165 in/lb. Much better than having to deal with the RTV. I liked having a gasket since dropping the pan only replaces about 1/2 of the transmission fluid, so to get a majority of it I'll have to do this 1-2 more times. Just remember to use ONLY ATF+4, nothing else! And definitely put down a large catch pan and lots of cardboard/newspaper, you're gonna have a gallon plus of ATF splashing down once the pan separates.

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        1.0

        The filter was hard to make it fit inside the two holder

        By 

        from Sanford, NC

        About Me Mechanic

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

          the filter is hold by two pins that are press into two holes. the pins did not fit well into the holes. when I pressed to hard the filter was bent.

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          1.0

          Buyer beware

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          from Plainfield nj

          Pros

            Cons

            • Loose fit falls off

            Best Uses

              Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

              Tried two different filters both wouldn't snap into place like my original made in USA one does an unusable item had to return both I'll have to see if I can find another made by a different company

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              1.0

              filter doesn't hold in place

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Install

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                  This filter would not snap and hold in place. Having installed it away from home I finally got the pan on and dumped the 5 new quarts of fluid in and drove home, I had 5 codes pop up on the couple mile ride home. I will be replacing it again with a better filter before driving it again and every after watching dozens of videos online not one of them showed the filter falling back of the tranny so I am sure it is due to the locking pegs being a little to small to fit tightly.

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                  1.0

                  Didn't fit properly

                  By 

                  from Upstate NY

                  About Me Casual Driver

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                  Pros

                  • Doesn't Fit
                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                  Filter did not snap in place properly even though it looked identical to the OEM filter that I had removed.

                  Advance Auto made good on the return even though I had already permatex-ed the rubber gasket to my transmission pan.

                  Do yourself a favor and get an OEM filter from the Dodge dealer before you drop the transmission pan. My OEM filter snapped into place perfectly the 1st time.fds

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                  5.0

                  Worked as hoped

                  By 

                  from Brook Park, OH

                  About Me Casual Driver

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                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight
                  • Provides Smooth Shifting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving

                    Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                    All I can say is that despite this job being a really messy thing to do, at least this filter kit went in without any problem at all. The gasket was no problem and the filter fit perfectly into the transaxle. As far as performance is concerned, I see no reason at this point to suspect there'll be any problems with that either. The car runs fine with this filter kit in it.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Fit on 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan

                    By 

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Weekend mechanic

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                    Level 4

                    Pros

                    • Nicely Made Gasket
                    • Perfect Fit

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                      I purchased this filter for my 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.8 liter engine. This filter fit perfectly and the gasket for the transmission pan is nicely made and sealed without a drip. I prefer the gasket over the RTV sealant as it is much easier to remove if needed.

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                      5.0

                      Good Replacement

                      By 

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 1

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                          (2005 PT Cruiser 2.4L Touring Ed) Routine fluid and filter change. This was a good product for the price and does the job. Be sure the filter fully clips into the base to prevent trans damage. Comes with a gasket, but I used RTV gasket maker for extra security.

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                          5.0

                          Very convenient to buy online with Advan

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                          from Davenport Florida

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                          Level 1

                          Pros

                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trucks

                            Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                            I always use Advance auto parts.

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                            • Q:

                              Trans Fluid Qty: In changing out the filter on a 2002 Chry T&C Minivan (3.8L w/ 4-spd electronic transaxle) w/TrailerTow Pkg, how many qts of trans fluid are needed? And if leaving drain longer (i.e. 8-10 hrs overnight), will the torque converter drain out as well, allowing a more-through fluid changeout? [Sometimes the filter/gasket kit part detail on Advance's site indicates fluid type & qty requirements, but I'm not seeing anything recommended for this filter.] Thanks.
                              Asked on 2/8/2014 by ThisIsWhatWeDo from The Motor City

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                                A:

                                I'm glad to assist you! The fluid capacity for your application is 4 quarts. There will always be fluid on the torque.

                                Answered on 2/11/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Do I need to use any silicone adhersive using this gasket kit?
                              Asked on 10/24/2011 by Wally from Cato, New York

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                                A:

                                Use few drops of any adhesive and run a bead around the mating surface of the pan going completely around the bolt holes. Carefully lay the gasket on the pan and press it into the adhesive. Lift one corner at a time and let some of the solvent evaporate and stick it back on. When it is on good, turn it over and place it on a flat surface to set.

                                Answered on 10/24/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              How do I know if my transmission is a 3spd, or a 4spd ?
                              Asked on 4/2/2010 by Rod from Jacksonville, FL.

                              6 answers

                              • A:

                                look at your gear shift d321/AND IF U HAVE ELECTRIC OD THAT COUNTS AS ANOTHER SPEED OR GEAR

                                Answered on 6/7/2012 by SPEEDYGONZALES from BARTOW,FL
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                                A:

                                The easiest way to find out is to call your dealer, provide them with your VIN number and they will be able to tell you as long as you or a previous owner hasn't changed out anything.

                                Answered on 4/14/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • A:

                                For Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/Jeep products; On the vehicle, under the hood, above the radiator on the supporting crossmember there is a builder's plate with raised metal lettering. On this plate there are three lines of letters and numbers. On the lowest line, the first 3 characters are the transaxle type code. DGB=4 speed automatic transaxle DGL=4 speed electronic automatic transaxle DGM=3 speed automatic transaxle DDR = T850 5-Speed Manual Transaxle I don't have a completre list. If your transaxle code is not one of these, try google or ask your dealer. It also helps to simply note the shape and the number of screws that hold the transmission pan in place. NB: There is no dealer part for the gasket they use a 1/8" bead of black RTV silicone that is specifically AT fluid resistant and has a limited (1 year) shelf life.

                                Answered on 4/23/2010 by polychromeuganda from boston, ma
                              • A:

                                For Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/Jeep products; On the vehicle, under the hood, above the radiator on the supporting crossmember there is a builder's plate with raised metal lettering. On this plate there are three lines of letters and numbers. On the lowest line, the first 3 characters are the transaxle type code. DGB=4 speed automatic transaxle DGL=4 speed electronic automatic transaxle DGM=3 speed automatic transaxle DDR = T850 5-Speed Manual Transaxle I don't have a completre list. If your transaxle code is not one of these, try google or ask your dealer. It also helps to simply note the shape and the number of screws that hold the transmission pan in place. NB: There is no dealer part for the gasket they use a 1/8" bead of black RTV silicone that is specifically AT fluid resistant and has a limited (1 year) shelf life.

                                Answered on 4/23/2010 by polychromeuganda from boston, ma
                              • A:

                                Hey bro, you can ask the any dealership, give them the make and model and cylinder of your engine, or any auto store professional...make them come out and look at your engine under your hood, or call any junk yard as well. Sure hope this helps adn hope you can get a quicker answer next time. Take care.

                                Answered on 9/14/2010 by VR from Akron, OH
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                                A:

                                I checked my user guide, also i start driving on a long stretch until i hit 50Mps, i start counting trany shifts, most of the time you will hear 4 shifts, to me this is 4 gear.

                                Answered on 11/2/2010 by John from Atlanta
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