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Mitsubishi galant stopped while driving and all transmission fluid spilled out

My son has a 2003 mitsubishi galant, he isn't the best driver in the world and has been in more than one accident with this car. His story (and the friend with him agrees) was, while driving approx. 40miles an hour the engine suddenly lost all power and all the transmission fluid spilled out onto the street. His friend suggested maybe the "plug" had finally just "melted" away because he recently had radiator problems and overheating. ???? Help

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Sounds like his transmission just died. On most cars whan the transmission goes, components inside fail and the car quits moving. But on some vehicles the transmission literally self destructs and blows a hole through the transmission housing, leaving a puddle of transmission fluid like you described. I've seen it before on Chystler products but not Mitsubishis, but from what you've described it sounds the very same.

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