You really want to use the Mopar-recommended sealant. Some people have
reported success with aftermarket brand stuff (got your ears on, Steve?) but
all in all, the $14 is well worth it, and one tube will do the job for
On the other hand, there is a TSB out there for a *steel* pan gasket
available by special order at the dealer. You don't have to use any sealant
with this one. It's pricey at around $30, but it's reusable three times,
and once you go through the pain of cleaning the old RTV goop off the first
time, it makes the job much easier and quicker the second and third. I just
put one on my 42LE last summer, and it seals every bit as well as the RTV
goop. It took me some persuading to get the dealer to look up the TSB (they
typically seem to have the "I know everything and you don't" virus) but once
I did, they were able to get the part for me by the next day. If you want
the TSB number, I can find it for you in my garage at home, just email me.
I found the TSB on line using Google. Here's the info:
NUMBER: 21-05-99 Rev. A
DATE: Sep. 03, 1999
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 21-05-99 DATED MARCH
5, 1999 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE
HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PARTS AND MODEL
Reusable Automatic Transmission Oil Pan Gasket
This bulletin announces availability and installation of a reusable
automatic transmission oil pan gasket.
1989 - 1995 (AA) Spirit/Acclaim/LeBaron Sedan
1989 - 1993 (AC) Dynasty/New Yorker/New Yorker Salon
**1989** - 1993 (AG) Daytona
**1989** - 1995 (AJ) LeBaron Coupe/LeBaron Convertible
**1989** - 1994 (AP) Shadow/Shadow Convertible/Sundance
1990 - 1991 (AQ) Chrysler Maserati TC
1989 - 1995 (AS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1990 - 1993 (AY) Imperial/New Yorker Fifth Avenue
1993 - 1995 (ES) Chrysler Voyager (European Market)
1995 - **2000** (FJ) Sebring/Avenger/Talon
1996 - **2000** (GS) Chrysler Voyager (European Market)
1995 - **2000** (JA) Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze
1996 - **2000** (JX) Sebring Convertible
**1993 - 2000 (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/New Yorker/LHS/Vision/300M**
1996 - **2000** (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
**1995 - 2000 (PL) Neon****1997 - 2000 (PR) Prowler**
A reusable silicone gasket has been developed to replace the RTV method
of sealing the automatic transmission oil pan. Due to more frequent
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) change intervals and the possibility
of the fluid foaming if it comes in contact with uncured RTV it is
recommended that this gasket be used in all applications.
NOTE: THIS GASKET CAN BE REUSED UP TO THREE (3) TIMES.
**1 05011113AA Gasket, Transmission Oil Pan, 31TH****1 05011114AA Gasket, Transmission Oil Pan, 42LE**
1 05011115AA Gasket, Transmission Oil Pan, 41TE/AE
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