Depends on what happens and how long it takes you to notice there's a problem. With a slow leak, it will take a while for the slippage to occur, but when it does, it usually happens suddenly, like when you go around a corner or leave a stop sign. The clutch plates can tolerate a little slippage, but it would be similar to holding your foot on the clutch pedal for a manual transmission. The longer you do that, the more heat will be generated. That clutch plate wear in your transmission builds up over many miles until the slippage occurs. Slipping due to low fluid level will cause the same amount of wear in less than a minute as normal wear causes in perhaps 100,000 miles.
What you need to do now is have the leak fixed, replace the fluid and filter, then see if there's any problems. There's a good chance, from what you've said so far, that there will be no additional problems.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 AT 7:19 PM