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Trainsmission fluid lost

All of my fluid leak out,what would be the first thing to look at.there are no indication on where it come from .

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If the transmission has a vacuum modulator, could have a ruptured diaphram and fluid has been drawn into the intake manifold and burned in the cylinders, or as my Buick did, a break could have occured in the transmission cooling line and fluid left the vehicle in this manner.

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