My car is in the body shop and has been sitting around for a few weeks, moving only occasionally. The body shop called me and let me know that after a short move it sat for a day or two and then they found what appeared to be approximately 2 quarts of transmission fluid had leaked from the car. Although they could not see where it came from they thought it might have come from the "vent tube."
The "o-ring TSB" was done with less than 5K miles on the car- complete flush, fill and filter. The transmission was flushed and serviced again around 35K miles. It has not had any issues since the TSB was done and ran fantastic.
The car is visiting the body shop for a little work on the rear-end work. I was traveling around 10 MPH (accelerating in an attempt to not be involved) and the truck was probably going around 30 MPH. The vehicle was damaged but easily operational. I drove it a few hundred miles after the accident prior to the body shop trip without any issues.
So - the questions: Any idea why it expelled 2 quarts of fluid and where it might have come from? Could this new issue be a result of some damage caused by the accident?
Certainly seems like something a tech might know.....possibly fnkychkn.
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Never seen a trans spontaneously spurt fluid out the vent ON TOP of the trans. That happens from thermal expansion when overfilled, so it would have happened while you were driving it. Seems more likely the shop punctured something while moving the car or working on it--possibly a cooling line.
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It does seem very odd- I have not seen it yet. Fluid leaking on a car sitting there should be a seal or damaged spot low on the transmission.
The cooling lines may be the answer- possibly stressed in the wreck and making a seal/gasket/connector leak.
Turns out it was the electrical connector on the transmission.
Yep that is pretty common actually and there was a tsb for it. A cheap part cost my premature tranny failure
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