Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Just received car back from dealership ($698 tune up) car ceases in middle of street, smoke coming out,trans leaking , no fluid

asked by on

dealership paperwork states: performed transmission fluid exchange service. Removed depleted trans. fluid.Inspected undercarriage for trans. leaks. Replaced new trans. fluid and road tested vehicle.

My car has 54445 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It sounds like they used a transmission flu...

It sounds like they used a transmission fluid exchange machine and they would have had to disconnect one of the transmission lines to perform the service. The dealer is responsible for any damage to the transmission. If you want to have this looked at by an independent mechanic, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect your car’s stalling problem and help you pinpoint what is going on.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Door lock won't open from inside

Hello. If the door will open from the outside and not the inside ,then most of the time the handle has broke or the cable from the handle to the latch mechanism is damaged. The door panel will need to...

Q: Car screaming and not shifting.

Transmission problems can occur for a number of reasons. On the Equinox, when I have seen this occur it was due to a problem with the valve body in the transmission. Some of the time it is caused by a...

Q: Car not starting - 2000 Saturn LS1

Having confirmed spark at the plugs, I would have it checked out for correct [fuel pressure]( next (not just whether there is fuel in the rail), and if the fuel injectors are firing while the engine is being cranked. Check...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...