The transmission can leak just like any other device. There are weak spots. For instance, the shafts that drive the front wheels turn out of the transmission and it is simply a seal that retains the fluid. One of those could be leaking and the oil could splash or land on the exhaust system. While moving the air currents could relocated the dripping oil to the exhaust and there you get the smoke and smell.
Try putting a clean piece of cardboard under the vehicle and note the location of any drips before you move the cardboard. Simply look up from the drop and locate the source.
Sunday, April 8th, 2007 AT 8:22 AM