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Coolant Levels and Transmission Leaks

Coolant Levels and Transmission Leaks

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for car owners to come into repair shops with severe leaks from around the front seal area of their transmission. The fluid pours out so fast you’d think the front seal popped out.Then, once the car sits and cools off, the leak goes away… until it heats up again.Would you believe the problem is being caused by low engine coolant in the radiator? It’s true. Here’s what happens:During normal driving, the transmission gets hot just like the engine. To cool the transmission, the fluid is directed through a cooler that sits inside the radiator.When the engine cooling system is working properly, the engine coolant passes over the transmission cooler in the radiator. This allows the heat from the transmission to transfer to the coolant, and then be carried away to the outside air.But if the engine coolant level is low, the coolant won’t immerse the transmission cooler properly. So the cool ... read more

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