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2003 Kia Transmission Vent

So after I took it back to them leaking and overfilled, they charged me for replacement of a seal on a servo on top of the transmission that they say is the cause of the leak.  I'm inclined to say that the seal was blown out by the expanding ATF on the overfilled transmission.

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If its on top then it may not leak when at the right level.
for sore your caught in the spiders web.
stop paying them get the fluid at the right level and leave.,
tell them you did not authorize or approve that repair and to stop ripping you off.

you want your car like it was or your going to make a police report.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009


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