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'04 Dodge 3500 4x4 deisel - transmission leak

I just pulled into Mesa, AZ for a month -- towing a 35' 5th wheel from Colorado. Significant leak from the bell housing and a clatter. Transmission operates normally but the fluid smells burnt. What can I expect to be the most likely repair, and where can I take it to be sure it's properly diagnosed and well repaired? (replaced?) It has 76000 miles -- most likely out of warrantee.
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  • KenWadsworth Dec 23, 2008

    Took it to a dealer -- the flywheel bolts to the torque converter (auto transmission) had come loose. The resulting 'wobbling' caused the front seal to fail, then the pump and loss of fluid totalled the transmission. $5000. Ouch.

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Is it automatic or manual? If manual check level of fluid in clutch master cylinder. If it is low, refill it will proper fluid and have slave cylinder checked by your local dealership. There are also seals where the shaft come out of the transmission that can leak. If the leak has been present for any amount of time your gears could be damaged. You should check you fluid lever via the proper bolts on the side of the transmission. If it is automatic I really cant help. Merry Christmas.

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