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My 1996 Chevy Silverado blew out transmission fluid yesterday hauling a trailer. I added 3 quarts of tranny fluid and dumped the load and it got me home. I can see the blown out fluid on the underside, but can't find a leak now. Without the heavy load it doesn't seem to be losing fluid now.

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There should be an air vent on the top of the trans and that is probably where the fluid came out. You definately don't have enough coolng capacity for your trans for the loads you are hauling. You need to install an aftermarket cooling system to prevent this from happening again. It will also extend the life of your transmission. Hope this helps.

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