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I pour the transmission fluid in, and it ends up in the street.

I have the same kind of problem with my 2000 sable. The other day I was driving from a friend's house when it revved to 3000 rpm and dropped down, spinning the tires. It kept slipping, so I asked my dad what to do (I'm only 16.) He filled it with transmission fluid, and then we heard it dripping on the ground. It has stopped slipping but I'm sure it's low again. Any fixes for this? Hopefully not too expensive ;)!

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You have to be 18 to drive here in spain,you must check the level properly and get dad out to do this because its easy for a mechanic but ??apply handbrake ,put some bricks behind the wheels then start car ,and put in reverse then check fluid level ,if its leaking then take it to a garage ,if the transmission is expensive to repair then remove the autobox and fit a manual g/box

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