Q: Strong transmission fluid smell inside the car

asked by on December 19, 2017

Strong transmission fluid smell inside the car

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Marg. Thanks for sending the question tonight. Most of the time, a transmission fluid leak is caused by either a bad transmission pan gasket or a loose or frayed hydraulic line. The smell being inside the car is likely due to the vents being open - but does indicate a rather serious issue that should be inspected by a professional mechanic to diagnose and repair.

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