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Bad transmission leak

I was driving to work the other morning and began losing speed...though the engine would race...appeared to be slipping in and out of gear...it is an automatic transaxle. I stopped at the first gas station checked transmission fluid...none on the dip stick so I purchased a quart and added half of it just to notice a puddle forming below the rear of the transmission almost as fast as I was adding the fluid. I babied it home...stopping every couple miles and adding another quart of fluid.
It appears to be coming out at the bottom of the inspection cover on the back of the transmission...when it and the fluid is warm it appears to leak almost as fast as I can pour it in....

Any comments or thoughts??

The vehicle is a 1995 Ford Aspire, it has 265k miles on it and this transmission was rebuilt about 165k miles ago.

Thanks in advance,
Darrell

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  • darrell_whal Jan 29, 2009

    What would I be looking for and at if I "drop the pan"...noting the inspection cover is actually mounted vertically...if I know what I am seeing and calling it correctly...

    Thanks

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Are u sure it isnt the rear transmission seal? they do wear out or sometimes they just go bad.if you drop the pan you will better be able to tell if its the seal or not.

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    if its what i think it is the gasket will be broken right in the area you are seeing the fluid come from.

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