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I can only drive 10 mph down the street

I was doing 65 down a freeway when my 97 t&c felt as if it seized, a huge cloud of smoke came from behind, my mph dropped down to 10mph ,and had to have it towed, when i looked under the hood there was trans fluid everywhere, so now im wondering what is wrong and what should i do, and no i dont know when the last trans flush was done considering i just purchased the van. please help

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You probably busted a transmision line...not a big deal if you have the proper tools you can tackle it yourself if not take it to the shop it will be about$100 for the line $100 shop labour and aboul $40 in trans fluid

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