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Transmission fluid leaking

I have been needing to add trans fluid and when parked i leave a puddle of transmission fluid on ground.I have put the additive made by barrs leak to swell seals to no avail.Am I facing major repair work and if so how much will I be facing cost wise ??

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    Keith Heavilin May 11, 2010

    The repair work really depends on where the leak is coming from.  If it is just leaking from the transmission oil pan then it shouldn't be that bad.  Are you able to get under the car to see where it is coming from?



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Bars leak is ok, but if it is a seal, you'll need to drop the tranny pan and replace it. I don't know about Mercedes, but usually you have to remove the exaust pipes to take the pan off.

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