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Old 04-21-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Transmission fluid leak

Hello all,

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I've only had the car for a few months but I noticed that the transmission fluid seems to be leaking, although I'm not sure from where. This transmission came to me with 250,000 miles on it and I have no idea when it last had a fluid change but it was a company car, so I hope they took regular care of it. Anyway, I was planning to do a quick drain and refill and was thinking of replacing the filter as well, in case that is leaking.

I got a WIX filter from my local store that has a rubber gasket. Should I use this or would you recommend I go to the dealer and get an OEM filter with the cork gasket?

Also, any other common leak areas I should check? I'll admit I haven't laid underneath yet to try and find the leak but I did replace the whole engine back in November so it's possible something happened then?

Thanks for any advice you can give.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:53 AM   #2
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If you don't find a leak from a seal under the car, take a look at the coolant (these do have an oil to coolant heat exchanger don't they???)
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