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Transmission fluid leak

I hit a bad spot in a road, now I have a bad leak. Is there a pan under there that I need to fix?

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  • Sebrina Reinardy
    Sebrina Reinardy Mar 23, 2014

    I lose about 2 quarts going into town aprox. 15 miles.

  • Dave W Cody
    Dave W Cody Mar 24, 2014

    there is an oil pan on the bottom of your transmission and it sounds like it took a hit. Replacing the pan immediately would be advisable.....running low on fluid endangers your transmission. I just spent $1000 rebuilding my tranny so I can tell you that putting a new or salvaged pan and gasket on is far cheaper. Hope this is helpful.

  • Keith Domescik
    Keith Domescik Mar 24, 2014

    Totally agree with Dave, Sebrina. Had my tranny rebuilt @ nearly 290,000 miles because it started slipping. Did not waste any time. Yours sounds like an easy fix but don't run it anywhere but to a reliable transmission service dept. Love my van which now has 324,500+ and needs a good tune-up. :O) Good luck!

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Yes there is a pan. If you hit it then it will probably need to be replaced. There are also transmission lines and a cooler that may be leaking as well. Best bet is to get some ramps from Walmart and drive your car up and get under to check if you are planning on doing the work yourself.

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