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I have an 01 passat. I have a leak. It drives strong. strong odor of burning fliuid... Had the valve cover gaskets changed, no luck..This is a very light brown fluid. When the car was in the air, i pointed out to the mechanic, around the front of the trans, there was a cable of wires, maybe 10 colors, I was told that maybe the problem. That the seal maybe leaking he unpluged the connector and showedhow it was routed into the tranny, This was going to be a major job, that this cable line went into the tranny pan and everthing would have to come down, John