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I think my son hit something to cause the transmission fluid to all leak out...there is a stream from my house to where the vehicle quit and a puddle underneath...i see where to check the fluid, but not where to add fluid to the vehicle.

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You will need to look under the vehicle at the transmission and verify if there is transmission case damage,a broken transmission line ect. if your son ran over something and you can see the damage then adding fluid will cause it to just leak back out of the case. You will probably need it to be towed to the mechanic if that is the case. If you try and drive it in that condition you may cause permanent damage to the vehicle's tranny. And transmission fluid is usually added in the same tube that contains the dip stick to check the level of the fluid. Also power steering fluid will also look like transmission fluid and could be a power steering leak.

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