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Lost a bolt in driveway that has trans fluid on it now car jumps out of drive into neutral

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Look the trans over and see where the bolt came from. Check trans fluid level it may have run low. If low, re-fill it and start it up...perhaps you can find where the bolt came from if it's leaking from the open bolt hole.

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