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My 1999 Merc Sable started leaking trans fluid today, began clunking and then bottomed out - this lasted only a minute and then worked normally again. About an hour later, the car did this again and died in the street - trans fluid leaking much.

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Well its a ford product all I can say is get the trans rebuilt-its a common problem after 130kmsof running

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Rebuilding the transmission. That's quite a few miles on your transmission and the seals are finally letting go.

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