Mechanics

ESSPRESSO TRANSMISSION LOST ALL FLUID.

1998 Plymouth Voyager

I have a 1998 Plymouth Voyager Esspresso it has 93k miles on it and has ran fine since i got from the dealer. Today we came back from friends and by the time we got home the transmission was slipping badly. On further investigation we found we where leaking fluid in a steady stream I got under the hood and found that there was transmission fluid on the top side of the transmission in the little canals of the casing of the transmission. From where I can tell it is leaking from the top and appears that there is a hole of some sort that its coming out of. I am not sure if this is a Bolt hole or a plug hole its about 3/8 inch can anyone tell me what this hole is and what goes in there its sorta towards the back of the transmission on the top this is a front wheel drive transmission so you can see most of it. Before I take into the dealer I want to have an idea of what Im getting into. Please any help at all would be great.
This is a 4 speed transmission with a 3.3 liter motor
1998 Plymouth Voyager Esspresso
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/56196_IMG_0393_1.jpg

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Jamest
January 27, 2007.



James,

Not sure, but htis picture may come in handy. I will arm you with this. A slipping transmission can cause irreversible damage. Since the leak was not fixed, or was not rechecked, the dealer may be liable for this. I would not drive this at all. Call the dealer and ask how they plan to handle this as you shouldn't get stuck with a tranny re-build.

I bought it from the dealer used and it was fine for 13k miles. I dont feel this is anything they knew about. I am looking for information on what this hole is and what Im possibly looking at to get this fixed it didnt slip leak or anything before today.

We drove down the freeway home and didnt start slipping till we got in my neighborhood. It was when we pulled into the drive way that it we noticed all this at that point we left the van in park and shut it off so Im not to sure what dmg we may have caused it didnt slip at all on the way home.

Tiny
Jamest
Jan 27, 2007.
Hey James,
Though I'm not certain, that appears to be a pressure test port connection. They usually are allen head pipe plugs and if you can get me a more horizontal angle of a pic, I may me able to confirm it 100% for ya! Let us know!

Chris

Tiny
Carundell
Jan 28, 2007.
I am going to go out and pull the air intake off so I can get in there and take a closer look and get better pictures. I will post something here later this afternoon Thanks Cris

Tiny
Jamest
Jan 28, 2007.
Ok I got a bunch more pictures here this should help to figure out what goes in this Hole. This hole is threaded and I can stick an allen wrench all the way in it. Guess Im trying to say that something was there and is missing now and thats where the Transmission fluid came out and puddled underneath the hole. Hope these help out


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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/56196_IMG_0403_1.jpg


Tiny
Jamest
Jan 28, 2007.
I'm not sure that that hole has anything do with the leak, It may be a hole in the casting for manufacturing purposes. If it were mine, I'd clean uo that oil, fill the tranny and watch it while it ran to see where it came out of.

I'm inclined to think the leak is higher up.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_leak_1.jpg


Funny you say that because we got fluid in it and it came right out the bottom plate from what we can tell I am having it towed tommorrow to the shop and insurance is going to cover it because we did hit something on the road we heard it hit but didnt think much of it. I will keep you updated. Thanks for the help.

Tiny
Jamest
Jan 28, 2007.
Chris and I were wonderin if maybe a line got whacked and is spraying up. Leaks can be real deceiving.

Im hoping its that easy.

Tiny
Jamest
Jan 28, 2007.