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Hi, my wife drives a 2000 merc. sable wagon 3.0 l dohc last week she leaked major trans. fluid, a puddle and a line of fluid for about 16ft. she parked it. I filled the trans 4 to 5 hrs later with new fluid car ran fine with only a small spot on the driveway. was wondering if certain tranny lines, seals etc. can overheat from long drives and be fine on short neighborhood drives? Thanks

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Yes the front pump seals on long extended drives xway very hot it can expand have seen this a lot in my trans shop over the last 20 yrs the trans will have to come out to repair this. big job!

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