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What torque should the bolts be on a transmission pan?


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Hello I was wondering if someone can help me. I have a 2012 Mazda 3 and I'm going to be doing a transmission fluid and transmission filter change. The torque specs for the bolts holding the transmission pan against the transmission bottom is 6-8 Nm [62-81 kgf-cm, 54-70 in-lbf] when using RTV gasket maker. I'm buying a filter that comes with a rubber gasket and if I'm going to use the rubber gasket instead of RTV gasket maker should I use the same torque specs or should I change them? If so to what torque values should I change them to? Thank you.

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hand tight is enough for tranny pan bolts (8 Nm sounds about right). It doesn't have to be exact. Tighten the bolts incrementally, a bit at a time, and work your way around the pan. If it seeps, tighten it some more. You've got this! 👍


I just make those snug so they don't leak. You don't want to overtighten and distort the lip on the transmission pan. (The original torque spec should be fine with the rubber gasket if you're using a torque wrench.)