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Leaking transmission fluid

Check engine light came on. Engine started revving (over 2 rpms) and rhythmically jerking the car. (slipping transmission???) It won't exceed 25mph. (This is when the car is warm.) Got it home this way, but there was a horrible burning smell that I believe is burning transmission fluid. Now there are spots on my driveway from leaking fluid. I checked the transmission fluid, and when cold it is in the normal range but it is brown. I should have checked it when warm but now I don't want to take it back out.

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If the fluid is leaking it should not be at normal level when you checked it unless it was overfilled.
Did you check it with the vehicle idling in park?

Posted on May 28, 2017

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: '98 subaru wont shift from 1st unless rpms are high- morning only

When you first start driving it usually takes atleast 4 miles to warm the transmission to operating temperature. The temp of the motor may say it is warmed up, But, the trans fluid and differential fluid only begins to warm as you drive and the parts are actually working. THe computer has sensors that keep the trans from shifting to OD until the temp is up as not to add stress to the motor until warmed properly. Hope this helps and have a good day.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 kia rio rxv check engine light came on again..

On my wife's car the mechanic said it was gas cap. (NOT!!) I cleared with an OBD reader and the code suggested a leak in the evatorator system. I found a steel tube that was routed over the weld flange of the gas tank. It went from the front of the car, down the drivers side, over the weld joing of the gas tank and into a charcoal evaporator filter on the passengers side near the rear wheel. The tube crossing over the gas tank crumbled when I touched it. I replaced it with a short piece of reinforced neoprene hose (to cross over the gas tank) and a couple of hose clamps. Cost of parts was about $5.00. Havn't seen Check Engine since. Good luck

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Transmission slipping in drive and transmission whining.

SOUND LIKE TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING.CHECK THE TRANSMISSION FLUID MAKE SURE ITS NOT LOW.ALSO IF TRANSMISSION FLUID LOOKS DIRTY DARK AND SMELLS BAD REPLACE FLUID AND FILTER.IF FLUID IS GOOD YOU HAVE.TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP AND FORWARD CLUTCH PROBLEMS.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Car jerking forward lightly and check engine light on

You have to have the DTC pulled to see what made the light come on , ECU is a common problem on this vehicle,it is covered for 8 years/80,000 miles

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: proper way to check transmission fluid

You always check transmission fluid with it running and in park,If your dip stick has a place on it for cold use it cold,Other wise it should be on the full mark,you might want to look under your jeep for any new leaks!

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks alot, thats what I thought, no leaks that I can see, I guess they didn't fill it all the way back up"

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