Q: Transmission leaking after repair

asked by on February 03, 2016

I had the transmission in my car fixed, but it is leaking. I took it back and they told me it was the oil leaking. I don't think it is oil that is leaking out.

Remember that engine oil is brown and transmission fluid is reddish with a strong odor. If you are positive that the transmission is leaking, ie. the fluid level is dropping, you need to fix the leak at once. You may just have residual fluid left on the vehicle after the initial repair. They should have thoroughly cleaned it, but they may have not. I recommend letting another technician, such as one from YourMechanic inspect the leak issue and have this problem repaired.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

My battery is dead, and my only key is stuck in the key slot - 2009 Jaguar XF

If you can get into the car, you are halfway there. You can temporarily power up the system through the cigarette lighter's electrical connector. There are devices available that can plug into the power socket of your car and energize...

Dead short in the electrical system.

I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic. They will have one of their mechanics come to you with the proper test equipment and knowledge to diagnose a fix the short in your electrical system.

Oil Viscosity

Toyota's technical advice insofar as oil viscosity for the 2007 Avalon is as follows: "SAE 5W−30 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather. If SAE 5W−30 is not available, SAE 10W−30 may be...

Related articles

A Guide to Motor Oil Additives
Motor oil contains various additives to make it perform better. Conventional and synthetic oils both contain additives which help prevent engine wear.
How Long Does a Transmission Filter Last?
Your Your transmission filter is a very important component in your vehicle, because it’s the front line of defense when it comes to keeping contaminants out of your transmission fluid. Most automobile manufacturers recommend a transmission filter change every 2...
Can You Switch Between Regular and Synthetic Motor Oil?
If you have ever wondered if you can switch between regular and synthetic motor oil, you need to consider what type of oil works best for your engine.