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Im leaking transmission fluid is this going to be costly

Im leaking transmission fluid in my 1993 chevy lumina. Im going to have to fix problem money is tight, Help me???!!! Hey could you tell me how many quarts of tranny fluid i should put in.

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  • Woody J Hiatt May 11, 2010

    You better fix this tomorrow or kiss your ride goodby. A new trans will
    cost you more than the car is worth. you have a dip stick for the
    transmission. ?? or do you.? NothingYshows on the dip
    stick- put 3 pints in it to start. You better hope you didn't
    burn it up already.



    Get off that problem. Do you know where it is leaking? A rear seal leak
    is eay to repair. A front seal is not. Where is the fluid in your
    parking spot ? At the back or front of the transmission.



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Is it a 3 speed or a 4 speed. Can you tell where the leak is coming from. You need to add until it reads full on the dipstick when it warm and running.

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