99 Ford Contour V6 2.4

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD CONTOUR
My teenage daugter saved her money and bought this 99 Contour. It seems to be running fine but we notice a slight leak or dribble on the ground from the transmission. What should we do and should we be concerned? It is maybe 3 or 4 small drops. Do you think a stop leak additive would help or would it damage something. Would greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you VERY much1
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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 9:03 PM

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Tiny
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I would take it by a shop and see if they can see if they can find the leak. Let me know what they say may be I can save you some money.
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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 7:28 AM
Tiny
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We had a mechanic. Not a transmission mechanic look at the the car overall. He said the car was an older car and that would be expected. He said to take it to a trans expert if I was really concerned. I haven't done that as of yet as it is only a few drops. My daughter is 16 and I was trying to make sure it is ok. I don't know if the stop leak additives are good to put in or if they really work. They won't do any harm will they?
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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
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Are you able to see where the leak is coming from? Before you put a stop leak additive into the transmission, check to make sure the leak isn't coming from something simple, maybe a improperly tightened drain plug or something.

Is the transmission a manual or an automatic?
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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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Indyuke is right. No stop leak!
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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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I would think that the mechanic that did check it would have tightned whatever it was if he was able to, he is a pretty reputable mechanic, but not a trans mechanic. It is a automatic 99 v6 contour. I will take the advice of both of you and not add the stop leak if you think that it is not good. I will keep my eye on it and hope it dosen't get worse. It seems to be a very good running car, body is in good shape, clean inside and out. It has 67,000 miles and she paid 3700.00, is that a fair price? Wish us luck with that leak!
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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 10:41 PM

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