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My 2002 grand am se is leaking a red fluid. its not a fast leak Ive checked all oils, but the trans because i cant find it. can you help?

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Trans fluid-check the cooler lines underneath the radiator. They get rusty and commonly leak.

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Very likely transmission fluid

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I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1. There is NO dipstick for the transmission. (The tranny fluid level can only be checked by putting the car up on a lift and there is a special plug underneath the car or access hole that checks the level and only a mechanic can do this for you). There is also a red cap that covers the area where you add tranny fluid and it sits under the air filter area.You need to get the car on a lift and have a mechanic check to see where the leak is coming from. Make sure you get this done asap because if you dont and it leaks out enough tranny fluid you will burn up your transmission and then you wont be going anywhere. It sounds to me like the tranny pan may be leaking fluid and it may need a new pan gasket. If there are any colleges or trade schools in your area that have auto mechanics courses, most of them also repair cars. they usually do not charge a labor charge, only for parts to repair the car and a small shop fee. If this is the case call them asap. they can help you. If you need any more help let me know. I will try to help. I work on cars.

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If its red its definitly trany fluid.
Those Grand ams are low to the ground but have to get under it to see ware its comeing from .
Remember it leaks while you are drivering it so it will get blowen to the rear .Try to figure out ware its comeing from .
It could be the rear seal a cooling line the gasket at the pan or anything that threads into the trany .
The dipstick will have a red clip on top that snaps down to seal the filler tube but its red not yellow thats engine oil .
This will not make the trany blow up or fall off tomarrow but it should be repaired asap its a lot cheaper to do the maintance then to rebuild the transmission down the road .

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There is no dipstick in that transmission. they say it is sealed for the life of the car, if it leaks, replace the transmission...but don't do that. It's probably a cooler line to the radiator that cools the transmission. Line is either loose,or has a pin hole in it. Tighten or replace the line, and re-fill the transmission. While it's on the lift to fix the line, there is a plug o the passenger side of the trans, to check the fluid level.and a yellow filler plug on top of the trans under the air cleaner. Top it off but don't over fill.

It could also be the pan is loose or cracked from hitting a curb. Check that too, when it's on the lift.

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