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12/9/15 9:07pm - Original Message: 'transmission leak'
2tonevette1981
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I drove to Dallas yesterday and after I parked the car I noticed a stream of fluid on the ground. Oh no....OH yes. The weird thing about it was the line only started from where I slowed down to turn into a parking spot. When I came back there was a small spot on the ground 8 inches in diameter or so. I eased it back home the transmission did not slip any. When I got home I looked down the drive and there was not a line of fluid except where I slowed to turn into the garage. I just looked under the car and there is a small spot there, but not a lot. Anyone have an idea what is going on.

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12/9/15 9:24pm - Reply: 'Re: transmission leak'
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Sounds like the oil pan screws are loose on one side..... if you turned in the same direction both times you noticed oil.

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12/9/15 10:17pm - Reply: 'Re: transmission leak'
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Turned left into parking spot and right into garage.



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12/9/15 11:41pm - Reply: 'Re: transmission leak'
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2tonevette1981 said: I drove to Dallas yesterday and after I parked the car I noticed a stream of fluid on the ground. Oh no....OH yes. The weird thing about it was the line only started from where I slowed down to turn into a parking spot. When I came back there was a small spot on the ground 8 inches in diameter or so. I eased it back home the transmission did not slip any. When I got home I looked down the drive and there was not a line of fluid except where I slowed to turn into the garage. I just looked under the car and there is a small spot there, but not a lot. Anyone have an idea what is going on.


You sure it's not the power steering leaking?




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12/10/15 7:03pm - Reply: 'Re: transmission leak'
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+1 on possible power steering leak. That would explain stream of fluid turning either way into parking spots. Start it up and have someone turn the wheel B and F while you watch for leaks. Good luck !!

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12/27/15 1:11pm - Reply: 'Re: transmission leak'
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Finally got a chance to get it up on stands and check it out. Ya'll were absolutely correct. 
The low pressure power steering hose has a split just below the clamp. As long as there was no pressure on it no leak, but turn the wheel and you had a gusher. Easy fix. Thanks for your help.



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12/27/15 4:40pm - Reply: 'Re: transmission leak'
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Good to hear, sounds like an easier fix. Hopefully the PS hoses don't give you too much grief. I've had good luck with PS hosed from Autozone. Bent correctly and fit well.

Good luck and you might as well check the trans fluid while your under there to make sure !!


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