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I had the service done (oil change)specifically asking to check all fluids 6 days ago on my 2007 VW Jetta 2.5 sedan. after driving 288 miles from Ca to NV and back and then 40 miles Santa Clarita while on the freeway my engine light came on I kept An eye on the gayges and when I got to my destination I popped the hood there was a little smoke and smell when I looked under the car a quite a large puddle of redish color oil. My question is: Is this transmission fluid? Could this be a fault of oil change place not properly putting the plug (new one)back on tight?

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Yes the fluid is transmission fluid that is leaking, not knowing the year of your Jetta. The newer Jetta's have a sealed transmission and needs to be checked by a scan tool, here is the instruction.

Locate the transmission. On the low right hand side (passenger side) of the transmission is a small service plug. Place a drain bucket strategically beneath the plug and remove it with a hand wrench. A small amount of transmission fluid should trickle out indicating that the fluid level is okay. VW recommends during these maintenance service interval checks to test the temperature of the transmission fluid using a scan tool. VW also recommends replacing the transmission check plug each time it is removed. If any transmission fluid is needed to be added, locate and remove the fill plug that is on the front left upper corner by the oil pan. Add a little bit of fluid at a time through this portal while watching the check level portal and as soon as it begins to trickle out from that outlet, the transmission fluid level is full.

Good luck and hope they did replace the check plug to ensure a good seal again.

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YOU SAY THEY DID A OIL CHANGE BUT YOU DD NOT SAY IF THEY CHANGED THE TRANNY FLUID, IT IS TRANNY FLUID AND IF THEY DID CHANGE THE TRANNY FLUID THEN TAKE IT BACK TO THEM

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