Automatic Transmission Filter Kit
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Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit

Part No. DW-FK177 Warranty Details  
$12.19
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Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

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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5.0

OEM equivalent

By 

from Va

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Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

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

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  • No
 
5.0

Fit like oem

By 

from Tomah wi

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Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

Looks and fits like the original.

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  • No
 
5.0

good product

By 

from Averill Park

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

      GOOD

       
      5.0

      Worked as hoped

      By 

      from Brook Park, OH

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      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect Fit on 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan

        By 

        from Pittsburgh, PA

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        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

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          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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very convenient to buy online with Advan

              By 

              from Davenport Florida

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              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                I always use Advance auto parts.

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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect on 98 grand caravan

                By 

                from in yo face, NY

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars

                  Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                  Filter easy to install. Gasket was good, I used it on a pan that also had a gasket on it before, so no rtv/sealant was on it. quick easy job, I tightened to 165 inch/lbs, seemed to do the trick. Just make sure u clean the bolts and check the torque specs on your vehicle.

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                  (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  worked great,no leaks

                  By 

                  from madison,me.

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                    worked good for me

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                    • No

                    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy to use

                    By 

                    from Miami, FL

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit:

                        Rubber gasket fits perfectly and holds the bolts and gasket on the pan to ease installation.

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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

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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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