Q: Rusted oil pan

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Oil leaking from oil pan

My car has 195000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This suggests you may have a leak due to a failing gasket or potentially a hole in your oil pan due to the rust corrosion. This suggests you may have a leak resulting from a bad oil pan gasket. This is a gasket that runs the perimeter of the oil pan and seals off the oil pan. These will fail over time due to excessive heat and will eventually shrink causing it to leak. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and replace your oil pan gasket.

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