I took my car in to have a tiny leak fixed. the mechanic said it was the gasket. He replaced it along with filter and fluid. i have taken the car back to his shop 5 times now. The leak is ten times worse. he swears they have changed the gasket and resealed the pan. Each time i get it home and it sits in the garage i notice the red fluid on the concrete.I took it back to the same shop, because the original change out of gasket filter is still warranted. Today I went to get the car and was told that they did everything they could do but it appears that the actual leak it coming from somewhere higher up on the transmission. He said with mirrors they could tell it was leaking from somewhere on the passenger front corner of the transmission and the fluid is accumulating on lip of passenger corner of transmission pan and that's why they kept changing out gasket pan. I was told to take it to specialist. What could be causing the leak. Before the initial repair the leak was about the size of quarter..now its about the size of paper plate. Please help me if you can. Thanks:]
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If it is a standard transmission, suspect the clutch master cylinder to be leaking clutch fluid internally. This fluid is usually clear in color. If it is green, suspect coolant leaking, possibly from the heater core inside the car on the passenger side. If the fluid is red and the vehicle is equipped with a speedometer cable,suspect transmission fluid traveling up the cable and dripping.
my car was leaking very bad transmission fluid do to my transmission pan so i took it off cleand it up. and found that the pan was a bit warpped and added silicone to new gasket and that fixed my problem for the pan. then i also had to replace the inner and outer seals and now my car dont leak transmission fluid anymore :)
Has any one of the mechanics you visited explained to you where the leak was coming from? If not ask them again to be more specific.If the reply is from the sump gasket then it is good to go to the second one as he already said that. To renew the gasket you have to remove oil and the sump also you can carry on further by renewing the filter and cleaning the interior of the gearbox.
You need to find the leak (probably in one of the cooler lines or the pan gasket) fix it, and make sure you have the correct fluid level. If you do all that and it still won't go you probably wore out the internal components from driving it with low fluid. Good luck.
The Borg Warner T-5 manual transmission has no filter. Assuming the leak is not really the rear main seal of the engine leaking, which is more likely, then it leaking from the front of the transmission. You will need to drop the transmission to get to the front seal on the first motion shaft. Unless you are really mechanically inclined or have a friend who is, leave it to a good shop.
in my opinion if the car is changing gears fine then just fix the gasket and seals when you can if its changing fine then they are trying to rip you off as renewing the seals and gasket will fix your leak and if its slipping gears it could last a day it could last a year so if its slipping yes its important to replace it