1996 Mercury Cougar tranny throwing oil?

Tiny
PATRICK CARTER
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  • 1996 MERCURY COUGAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 208,645 MILES
I sent my car to a repair shop over a blow pcm. The tech called me back and said that he hasn't got to my car yet but says he can already tell the tranny needs to come out cause it is throwing oil. He probably meant tranny fluid. However, that seems to be a bold statement for someone who hasn't checked the car yet. Also, if the car won't run than how do you know it is throwing fluid and not just leaking or seeping from the gasket? Am I stupid to feel like this is a shady remark. Isn't it easier to fix the pcm and start the car and have it running at operating temp to find or pinpoint things of this nature.
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 4:03 PM

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Tiny
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It might just be his way of saying it leaks, if there is a puddle under it, it could be obvious!
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 4:24 PM
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I see your point. However there is no puddles under car and it has not leaked anything for 2 years. Just left my driveway yesterday and no puddles under car but perfectly clean pavement. I took a look at pan and it was dry on exterior. Little confused and don't want to be ripped off!
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 6:23 PM

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