Automatic Transmission Filter Kit
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Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit

Part No. DW-FK177 Warranty Details  
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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:14
Gasket Material:Rubber

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DriveworksAutomatic Transmission Filter Kit
 
3.3

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

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 (21)

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

 

Didn't fit properly

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...Read complete review

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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1.0

Not from advance auto parts

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from undisclosed

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Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

Order online at copperas cove said was there ready for pickup. Went to pickup and they didn't have it in stock had to drive 35 mins to another location to pick up. This is so sad no one at the copperas cove store apologized or anything I will never use advanced out parts again. This is not the way any guest should be treated.

 
1.0

no

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

o ring broke wood not fit right and plastic pc. brokeoff junk

 
5.0

OEM equivalent

By 

from Va

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

Looks and fits like OEM ,have used this brand before with no issues.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Fit like oem

By 

from Tomah wi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

Looks and fits like the original.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Annoying quality

By 

from Loveland, Colorado

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Fit

Cons

  • It Didn't Fit As Well

Best Uses

  • As A Temporary Part

Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

It is the right filter for this transmission. It was a sloppy fit though. I'm afraid it may fall out so I am replacing it with another brand. I tried tapping it into place with my palm and it would wobble a little bit. Whe n I would pull it out to check it and re-seat itthe o-ring would fly off and fall on the floor. I put it in 2 or three times and it would always wobble a bit. I am afraid its going to fall out so I'm replacing it again with a different brand from a different store. I am not sure if they would take it back since it was installed.

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5.0

good product

By 

from Averill Park

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

      GOOD

       
      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.

         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Buyer beware

          By 

          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

               
              1.0

              filter doesn't hold in place

              By 

              from Mi

              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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                  3 Questions | 8 Answers
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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

                    1 answer

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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

                    1 answer

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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
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      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
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      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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