Q: Oily fluid leaking after reverse parking?

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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.

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