Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have a 04 Sebring it leaks water and transmission freezes over what would be the cause

asked by on

Leaks water and transmission freezes up

My car has 136 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Assuming your car is leaking water from a d...

Assuming your car is leaking water from a different location than the transmission, it sounds like you may have two potential issues. The first being the water leak could come from a couple of different locations.

If this is coming from somewhere directly underneath the center or rear of the motor, this may very well just be condensation from the A/C which is normal and is not a cause for concern. If the water is coming from anywhere near the radiator or cooling system, then this could be a problem and the cooling system should be checked for leaks to be sure the thermostat is working correctly. As you may know, this regulates the flow of water through the cooling system.

I am not sure what you mean by the transmission freezing over, but in some cases transmission problems can be fixed by having the car's computer reprogrammed to recalibrate the transmission shifting points. To have all of this checked, consider having an expert, like one from YourMechanic, come to your vehicle's location to diagnose the water leak and guide with repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Temperature Guage drops when blower on high.

When the heater is being used the heater blower blows air across the heater core to blow heat on the window for you. The heat is supplied by the engine coolant circulating through the heater core. The use will remove...

Q: Van overheats, but only at idle - 2004 GMC Savanna 3500

Hello. Assuming that you replaced the fan clutch and the fan is actually working, I think you are on the right track as far as the radiator being clogged. When the vehicle is not moving, it does not have the...

Q: Acceleration problems in 2004 Volvo S80

The first thing to determine is whether the problem involves the engine, or transmission. If the engine is running rough, or the turbo is not working properly, the engine will be down on power, and will not accelerate as it...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...