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Leaking transmission fluid from overflow

This is a TH400 and I've replaced all the seals and clutches + gaskets and it's still pouring out fluid from the overflow on top of the transmission. Any suggestions?

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Clean real good around effected area and see if there is a hair line crack in pump housing




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Hello and welcome to FixYa!
It will leak in due time. Even newer vehicles can experience the same once it ages. What you're thinking is best. Do replace the fluid and pan gasket to resolve the issue.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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