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There are spots of transmission fluid under the car when it is parked for any length of time. I was told that the differential had to be replaced. My car is a 2000 Dodge Caravan.

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  • frankstank Nov 27, 2008

    I have a 2001 dodge stratus and transmission fluid leaves spots when it is parked any period of time, also tran doesn't always shift into D, mostly in morning

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The cause could be transmission leaks from any number of sources but it should be investigated. Check the transmission fluid level after driving it awhile to warm it up. The fluid should be red, and within the guide marks on the dipstick. If it is dark, it is probably time for a flush. But you still need to address the basic problem which could be a leaky pan gasket, solenoid pack, dipstick filler tube, etc.

To find out which it is you will need to go under the vehicle with a flashlight and check for fluid "tracks" coming off the transmission.

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