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I have an instantly large leak of transmission fluid, and it all drained out. what could be wrong?

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If the fluid is coming from the front of the transmission (near the engine) then it could be a front transmission seal blown .. if its coming from where the axels enter the transmission then you might have a blown spline seal .. you could have damage to the transmission pan .. that happens if a rock or chuck hole hits the transmission pan .. look for damage or a crack in the pan ..

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