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As soon as i put transmission fluid in the transmission it drains right back out, near the rear main seal. but further above that. 2004 3.5L V6 sorento LX 2WD

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Either the case of the tranny is cracked or some bolts holding it together have failed - the tranny must be taken out of the car and the problem identified. You , most likely, will need a new (or refurbished) one.

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