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2000 caliver leaking out of vent hole on transaxle changed filter . filled transaxle to top of hole leaking out of vent.also put new oring on cap.

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This sounds like there is too much transmission fluid that was added. On the passenger side on the transmission has a plug about 2 inches above the transmission pan.The correct fluid is guaged by removing this plug and checking to see if fluid barely comes out while vehicle is running and is up to operating temperature.When the fluid is just barely coming out this hole That is when you reinstall the plug and the fluid level is adequate. If too much fluid was added would remove this plug and let fluid drain out for a bit then put the plug backa nd let the trans fluid heat up and pull that plug back out.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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    Jonathan S Nov 12, 2010

    to get the level back to an adequate level.

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Fig. 2: The transaxle vent is also the transaxle fill cap 93201p22.jpg
Fig. 3: The vent cap is obstructed by the intake duct on the 3.1L engine. You will probably need to the remove the air intake duct 93201p30.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Place a container under the fluid level screw. Fig. 4: The fluid level screw (see arrow) is located above the transaxle pan on the passenger side of the vehicle 93201p42.jpg

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