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1997 Dodge Caravan: Took it into the mechanic because it made a squealing noise. They changed 3 belts and did an oil change. I stopped completely when I was almost home. Put foot on gas and nothing. I turned it off for a few minutes and coasted home. Then found a transmission fluid leak coming from by drivers side wheel. Mechanic now says I need a new transmission? Could they have overfilled the oil and the pressure made the seals break or are they trying to rip me off?

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I've had 2 tyranny do that the gears inside the little pan work loose and it wears a hole through the tranny its like a looker dowel pin

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They are ripping you off.
transmission fluid at the area you describe tells me that either the pan has a bad gasket,or a drive axle isnt properly installed,which can cause a "no go" condition as you stated.
The oil is completly sperate from the transmission and has no bearing on it whatsoever.
the squeling would indicate either a belt issue,or a sticking pulley on a part that the belts attach to.
look for a new mechanic.

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