1995 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 125000 miles
The custom truck was recently in a front end collision. The body shop has done all the bodywork and is ready to deliver the truck. They called to say there is a leak in the transmission and that they would send it to a shop to have it looked at to see if it was done in the wreck. Now they call and said it is not wreck related, seals and
the tork converter need to be replaced. The problem is the truck was not giving us any problem or leaking before the collision. After we parked it we noticed a large pool of two types of fluid and oil under it when the wrecker loaded it on the flat bed. Could this damage be wreck related? How much is the estimated cost to repair. And is it better to buy a used rebuilt trans or to fix the one in the truck?
You will be better of having your transmission assessed first as the leak may be minor, the trans will have to be removed to inspect but regardless it has to come out anyway, as for the cause of the leak, this may be able to be determined after it has been removed as stress or fractures caused by impact or shock may be more evident then,