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Leaking fluid ,gears not engaging

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leaking fluid ,gears not engaging
Submitted: 2 years ago via
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you with this problem.
I am sorry your having this problem
'when the fluid is full the transmission operates good ?
where abouts is this fluid leak from ?
i am assuming it is transmission fluid leaking ?
hoe bad is the leak ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
about 10- 15 drops each day
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
when the fluid is full the transmission operates good ?
where abouts is this fluid leak from ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the car has reverse and 1st gear working only
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
where is the fluid leaking from ? what area of the transmission ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i dont know where the fluid is leaking from i just see the transmission fluid on the garage floor in the morning
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
ok the odds are before the fluid leak was seen the transmission was driven low of fluid which would cause the clutches to slip and damage the clutches inside the transmission
these will usually leak from the cooler lines to the transmission or an axle seal or the front transmission pump seal
with only reverse and 1st gear and i am assuming NO check engine light on there is an internal failure of the transmission and repairing the leak at this point would only stop the fluid leak but not correct any damage that was done inside this transmission
the transmission will need to come out and apart to be rebuilt or replaced at this point i am sorry to say

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