Q: Q: Transmission problem

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There is motor oil in my transmission. Was driving and it stopped pulling itself and coasted to a stop and wouldn't go any farther. A shop wants to charge $2200 to replace it. Wouldn't cleaning and changing the filter solve the problem? I feel like they took advantage of a woman and I live on a fixed income. How does oil get in a transmission?

My car has 116000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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