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Transmission is leaking where the two parts of the case come together need to replace the seal on a 96 saturn sl

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That sounds like a front seal leaking. in that case, the transmission will have to come out. sorry. if leak is between motor and transmission, thats the front seal. hope this helps,,sometimes transmission stop leak does work,but only for short time. hope i helped..

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