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Leaking tranny, is there a drain plug

I w3as driving and lighted exclaimation point flashed. for about 2 minutes then wouldn't shift gears. pulled over, left it rest put 1/4 of qt of fluid in not good. bought more, put 1/2 qt in and saw it dripping out. put the rest in and drove 2miles, home. fluid was flowing out. is there aplug? mercury sable 2000.

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No .it sound like you have a broken line or a crack line one or the other good luck

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