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Unread 12-27-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Well I've noticed lately after I drive my car, then park it, it seems to leak transmission fluid. I have done searches and really haven't gotten an answer. Its leaking out of that plug on the bellhousing. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I've attached a picture.
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It's either the Torque convertor or most likely the front pump on the transmission. It is leaking inside the bellhousing and coming out of the access cover you show in the picture.
Until you pull the tranny, we cannot be for sure but those are the only 2 possibilities.
Pull the tranny and take another picture or 2 for us and post them. At that point I will be able to tell you.



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i agree with Richard,pull the trans. and see,if it is the front t/q seal remember to check the bushing in the pump.
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Well I've noticed lately after I drive my car, then park it, it seems to leak transmission fluid. I have done searches and really haven't gotten an answer. Its leaking out of that plug on the bellhousing. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I've attached a picture.
how many miles do you have on your car? to fix that you will need to get a converter seal, a pump gasket, and pump o ring. you will have to remove the pump for the last two.
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how many miles do you have on your car? to fix that you will need to get a converter seal, a pump gasket, and pump o ring. you will have to remove the pump for the last two.
The car has 82,000 on the clock. It started leaking when the weather got cold. It also has another leak further back, but the car is so low I haven't had a chance to really look to see where it's coming from too. Could overfilling cause these problems?
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The car has 82,000 on the clock. It started leaking when the weather got cold. It also has another leak further back, but the car is so low I haven't had a chance to really look to see where it's coming from too. Could overfilling cause these problems?
its possible that overfilling it would cause the rear leak, but its doubtful unless it was way overfilled. next time you get under your car, you will need to check where the rear leak is coming from, but you will have to pull out the trans anyway, so i would just do that, get the three seals for upfront, and you will either need a new extension housing (bushing worn inside identifiable by the ability to move your driveshaft up and down with a noticeable thunk.), or just to silicone the speedo port plug, or both.
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Exclamation transmission leak*

i have an 01 GT and i am experiencing the same as OBGT...my transmission is leaking from the bell and it stalls on me some times on first gear??? when im taking off on first gear it seems to stall but also when i on 3rd and i lay off the gas it seems to stall ass well? i don't know may be the torque converter is going bad....? could it be my rear main seal...Its an automatic transmission help any one
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i have an 01 GT and i am experiencing the same as OBGT...my transmission is leaking from the bell and it stalls on me some times on first gear??? when im taking off on first gear it seems to stall but also when i on 3rd and i lay off the gas it seems to stall ass well? i don't know may be the torque converter is going bad....? could it be my rear main seal...Its an automatic transmission help any one


I am not an expert on automatics but it sounds alot like a bad front pump. They are behind the torque convertor and not that bad to get to.



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