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Hello, back of steering wheel I assume you mean behind dash, behind steering wheel but closer to the firweall behind dash and wheel? correct, maybe even some spots on the floor etc?
sorry, I fully understand but I must ask questions, I am not there and there are 3 possibles. So,, you said speedo sensor,, so, do you have an auto trans or manual trans>? does it drip only when driving or even sitting still
sorry, now see while driving, sorry so, do you have auto or manula trans?
Ok, the 3 possibles? master cylinder, Clutch master cylinder OR the speedo cable as when they go bad? the fluid wick up the cable from the trans then drips on the floor, The brake master and clutch master can develop bad rear seals and do exact same type of leak so,, if clutch and brake fluids are NOT dropping down? well, kind of leans away for the masters cylinder so, back to speedo cable, The cable works like a barber shop pole, spiral, trans fluid is kind of spiraled up the cable then drips, I am not there so those are the items to check, I tend to lean to the speedo cable, It was a rather common fail item
well, assuming it is the cable? no recal and even if there was, would be way out of recall due to age and miles, It was a common thing we would see from time to time in the shop. not so common as to be a reall or free repair. You could run low on trans fluid but that would take lots of leaking for a good long time. If the cable? then I did state the cable would need changed as the repair so, if you follow the speedo cable to the sensor where it hooks on the trans? then the link I have included tells how to check and add fluid. 2 things, either do the cable or for time being keep eye on fluid level but it is not a 123 thing to do daily, here is the link
I sent all that in the link I sent, It shows this picture and explain how to check and add it, This is the ONLY way to check the fluid level, You ahve to follow the speedo cable to the sensor, remove the sensor, clean off, put it back it, pull back out and see where fluid level is, Here is a link to the picture
Sorry, your last question was how to consider low or full.not purchase amount. The trans holds 5.6 pints and uses Mercon V fluid
You really are not going to easily check master cyliner seals, All one can do to simplify is see if either is losing fluid. I can actually lick/taste brake fluid vs trans fluid and tell which is which, That is just a way I have used., For you? watch levels and yes, if master cylinders stays full? then speedo cable isbad
Sorry for the delay. All is ok on my end, just wanted to be sure you did get all the information I could provide, I hope all goes ok for you on this, Glad to help