1997 Dodge Caravan

Tiny
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  • 1997 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,628 MILES
HAS A OIL LEAK FROM THE TRANSMISSION BUT I JUST HADE THE TRANSMISSION CHANGED ABOUT 4 MONTH AGO
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:01 PM

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Tiny
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If it was recently replaced then they may have not installed everything correctly or they may have used old seals when they shouldn't have. Will have to find the leak where its coming from to know what is wrong
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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Yeah its coming from the front seal but do u think that I need a new transmission
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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If it was just replaced few months ago, theres no way it should be on its way out. I would say the seal is shot and possibly it is the old seal and was reused when replacing the tranny first time.
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
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Cause I took it to a machanic and he said the trannsmission shot and I dont want him to beat me for my money and I for got to tell u that the transmission sliped for like a second
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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Was this tranny a used one? If so did it have a warranty with it?

If the seal is leaking then you may have ran the tranny with insufficient lubrication and this would indeed kill the tranny. As for the leaky seal itself though, this doesn't necessarily mean the tranny is bad, could just be the seal. Slipping may be result of low fluid.
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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Yeah it was used and I have a warrenty but I dont think its the tranny im gonna take it to a nother machanic to see what they say if not then ill take the tranny back
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 10:02 PM

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