Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Oily fluid leaking after reverse parking?

asked by on

Reverse parking and noticed oily fluid on road where I've stopped/ started due to parking between cars. Funny smell, checked steering fluid level seems ok, thought it smelt like that though

Hi There, You may have a transmission fluid leak that may be a result of a few different possibilities such as bad seals, broken fluid lines, a damaged torque converter or even a leaking transmission fluid pan gasket. Any of these may produce a leak related to transmission fluid which would also be impacted when changing gears (i.e. from drive to reverse) as this causes a fluid pressure change inside the transmission. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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

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...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...