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BMW 325i BAD transmission fluid leak/gush

We have a 2005 BMW 325i, last night it made a "bad" sound and the power steering felt as if it went away. No problem with the PSfluid level, so checked the trani level and seemed very low. Added some TF, car started fine, no noise and steering was back to normal. Parked the car, turned it off and then the transmission fluid leaked at a fast pace (almost gush). Any ideas?

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  • bellaluna418 Jun 26, 2009

    BUNNYDAWG: I am not exactly sure where because I wasn't there at the time. Here is how my husband described it: He stepped out of the car after parking and turning it off, heard fluid, looked underneath the car and saw a gush of TF coming out onto the parking lot.

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    can you see where it is leaking from ?

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I have to admit without more detail it's hard to say.... my educated guess would be that one of the hoses to the transmission cooler has blow and needs to be replaced. do NOT drive the car till that is done.

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Check the trans cool hoses from the trans to the radiator.
Try and find where the fluid is leaking from.
Let me know what you find.

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