Q: Leaking transmission fluid from bell housing

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Why is my transmission fluid leaking from the bell housing?

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. Your transmission is leaking from the bell housing most likely because the torque converter seal has failed. If the torque converter seal fails it will leak fluid from where the engine and transmission meet up. Almost every time the transmission or engine will require removal from the vehicle in order to replace the seal and resolve the fluid leak. I would strongly recommend having this repair performed professionally in order to ensure that no additional problems come up down the road. Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to inspect this leak for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

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