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I don't see how leaking transmission fluid would be connected to the engine overheating, unless the radiator blew up. You'll need to figure out why it won't start to proceed. Check for spark and fuel pressure, and of course compression. Is the check engine light on ?
Pretty basic. If it's leaking that badly, you should have no problem locating the leak source. Line leaks are best done using compression fittings. (cut line and install). You can also use high pressure hose (like what's used when installing a trans cooler) slide it onto the line so there is at least three inches on each side of the line and use two mini-clamps with the screw parts opposite each other on each end. If the leak is from the unit itself, each repair is different, some require trans removal. such as a front seal failure (fluid coming from the bellhousing.) Hope it's just a line! Once repaired, I recommend that you put in a container of lucas trans treatment to mitigate any ill effects of the run low condition as well.
Hi, it sounds like the leak is coming from the torque converter seal. when the engine is running the converter is spinning and keeping it from leaking. check the front of the trans and inside of the inspection cover.
very likely probably gear ratio error. Nag trans connector plug seals leak all the time take a peak under the car at the trans pan and look for evidence of red trans fluid on the pan. If so the plug seal is leaking.
Was the fluid you drained red or black? did it smell like trans or gear oil? With linkage disconnected, could you put trans in park by moving the lever on the side of the unit? Oil condition is likely a separate issue...most "blown" transmissions generally have normal operation of shift, it just dosen't do what you tell it to. two things likely going on are: linkage problem and likely in need of fluid/filter change.
Transmissions can leak anywhere there is a seal, fitting or gasket. Most common leaks are at the trans pan gasket and fittings.. However, to find a leak the only way is to get under there and look. A mid sized leak will clean off road debris and leave a track. Keep in mind that all leaks run down and that while driving this can be blown towards the rear of the vehicle. If you find a suspicious area, clean it off with a rag & some solvent and run vehicle...watch that area for seepage. Also check cooling lines to radiator. Fluid coming from inside bellhousing indicates a bad front seal (requires trans removal to repair) Fluid should be (for aw4 units) Mercon, or any quality synthetic that covers mercon application.
If your vehicle has the 5.2 liter,aka 318 cubic inch engine,there is only one transmission model applicable and it is the 42 RE which used to be designated the A500.It is a 4speed overdrive transmission.If installing a rebuilt trans and new remanufactured dry torque convertor.You add 4 quarts initially,then fire the engine and add another 5-6 quarts for a total capacity of 9-10 quarts.Fluid level is checked with the trans in Neutral.If you are only dropping the pan,you will replace roughly 4 quarts.The transfer case fills separately,but uses the same automatic transmission fluid.Capacity for the transfer case is about 2 quarts/fill to the bottom of the fill plug hole.Good luck.