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My care is burning lots of transmission fluid what could be the problem

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Burning or leaking it?? if burning it sometimes the o-ring on the fill tube goes bad and leaks on exhaust pipes?? leaking it on ground could be tranny filter cover gasket both cheap fix . email me if you need to , richie

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