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My truck is losing transmission fluid but is not leaving a puddle. I haven't added any oil to my truck for about a month but now my oil shows its about two quarts to much. Can my transmission fluid go into my oil?

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Had the same problem with a 1987 Olds 98. Had to replace the trans vacuum modulator. Remove the hose if you see fluid that could be your problem.

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It can if you have a tranny/ engine oil cooler. Im, doubtful that you do, but Ive seen dumb stuff like that. You would have to have a severe input seal/ crank seal problem for that to occur. Check your cooler lines. maybe they've been hooked up wrong.

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Please, by no means do this check if you are uncomfortable doing it. Have a "gearhead" friend that you trust or a mechanic show you how.

Most manufacturers ask that you start the car, and while holding down the brake pedal, slowly shift through reverse and then all your forward gears, then place the car back in park.

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Crazy huh?

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