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I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and my transmission keeps shooting the fluid out of the dipstick area or somewhere because I smell a burning smell but hardly no transmission fluid on the ground. It has went through 4 quarts in 1 day. There is none on the dipstick and I am not sure what to do I know there is a leak somewhere I just don't know where and as long as the fluids are in there the car drives and pulls fine so I believe the transmission is still good I just don't know where the problems would be at and how to fix it. Do you think it might be the transmission filter needing to be changed or something? Please any help would be great. Thank, Karen

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There are two transmission cooling lines that go to the radiator. If you have a six cylinder it is possible that one of the lines has a hole that is spraying on to the exhaust. this would account for no leaks on the ground. When you start the car it will start to spray right away. These are metal and rubber hose lines, so if and when you find a leak it can be cut out and replaced with hose and clamps or you can get the original hose and replace all of it. Not hard to o . Let me know. Randy

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  • justme7077 Jul 14, 2011

    I have this exact problem with a 97, there are drips on the ground due to it leaking after the engine is shut off. On mine it has happened near the hold down clamp for the line itself, passenger side.
    Almost impossible to remove the bolt for the hold down without disassembling some things like the fan assembly and such or so i have found at this point

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