02 windstar trans issues
i'm a newbie so please bear with me.
i have a windstar with a a4xn/4f50n trans. 212k miles. decided to change the fluid, filter. looked like a piece of cake according to the haynes manual. never should have tried it. had trouble getting the orange filter seal into place in the housing, not sure if I shoved it up far enough. found out later i torqued the pan bolts too tight.
fluid starting leaking a little at first, then more. seemed to be primarily from just forward of the pan, from the trans housing. hard to tell. appeared to be some smaller leaks from around some pan bolts.
had van towed home so as not to do further damage. by the looks of the fluid i drained last night, it doesn't look good- pretty dark, smells burnt.
replaced filter/seal again. forced seal farther into the housing so it's flush with the top of the hole. used a socket the size of the seal to put in place. not sure if i should have forced it. buttoned it up, torqued pan bolts to 105 inch/lbs.
about to fill with fluid to see if it still runs. any advice?