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Default Trans Pan Bottom always has fliud dripping from it.

My 04 w/48RE always has fluid slowly dripping. I have a Mag-Hytec DD pan, I am trying to locate this leak but cant find it! Its NOT the pan or bolts, check it and snugged them all up. Its NOT the pan gasket either The pan doesn't appear to be cracked, nor has anything ever happened to it to crack..! I see seepage build up on the Left side of the Trans on the upper ledge of where the pan is mounted, there is also this plug in/harness that is located close to the upper trans line entering in the side of the trans. This "harness plug" has a lot of fluid seepage on it. I have no clue if its actually pressed in the side of the trans and could be leaking, or if it's that upper trans line, which shows no signs of leakage. I can not see the entire line let alone at its bottom. Odd thing is, there is NO signs of fluid leaking down the sides of the pan, at all! The oil always drips off the fins on the bottom of the pan! The drain plug doesn't appear to be leaking either. I am upgrading to the new Mag-Hytec drain bolts on the pan, as with diff covers.
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Thoroughly clean the transmission with a good degreaser and let it dry. Use some form of talcum power and dust the suspected areas. The talc will draw any residual oil out indicating the source of a possible leak. If nothing immediately shows up, run it for about a minute and check again.
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Good idea!
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K-mart had a product called K2 spot remover, in an spray can, works well for this too.
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Is that K2 for carpet spots?
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It was a cleaner from K mart, we used it to locate fuel leaks in wet wing structures, haven't seen in years.....talc works, used with a very low pressure blow gun to move it around. You may need to experiment with different pressures for the desired results. Always clean suspect area first....how are you going to find A leak when it's ALL wet....Good hunting
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My guess if this is a on going issue then other places to look would be

Extension shaft housing lower bolts leaking or case is cracked.

Valvebody selector shaft seal leaking.

Neutral safety switch o ring bad.
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