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Leaking transmission fluid from the bottom of my 1998 ford contour

Leaking transmission fluid possibly from a gasket underneath the car. There is a black soft piece kind of like a filter or something hanging partially off underneath. It appears this is where the leak is coming from. It is very recent not sure if I hit a bump and jarred something loose or what.

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Trans pan gasket is a possibility they can dry out and crack outward under pressure

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar transmission is leaking fluid

I would have it de-greased thoroughly,make sure fluid is at correct level, then operate it for short drives at operating temperature,checking frequently for the first sign of a leak.Check the cooler lines and the vent, If it is running to hot or over full it will "blow" excess out vent.Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 97 ford contour gl, info on transmission pan filter installation?

trans filter can only be replaced by taking the trans apart. absolutely not worth it.

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SOURCE: i have transmission fluid leaking

Hmmmm, The tube running to the firewall may just be an elevated vent for the trans, but it should noyt vent into the passenger compartment. Are you sure it isn't brake fluid? Brake fluid is used for the clutch as well as brakes. if either brake or clutch cylinders leak it would or could be possible the fluid will enter through the firewall and run down the nearest thing.. Ck that out, you can tell by smell which it is. brake fluid will wash off with water, gear oil will not. good luck

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SOURCE: need to replace front seal/gasket or something. leaked all fluid

do yourself a favor bring it to a shop. if you dont line thing up. well let just say your going to have strong legs from walking. i hope this helps

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SOURCE: my 2003 ford taurus has oil pan gasket leak just

All you have to do is get under the car with a 1/2" drive ratchet, 3" extension, an extension swivel, and the socket for the bolts on the oil pan. Go through all the bolts and tighten them all up. You will be surprised at how loose some of them are.

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Now! with your car leaking so bad you are doing it a great big dis-service, and you will certainly cause sever damage if you continue.
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