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How to Identify a Transmission Fluid Leak

How to Identify a Transmission Fluid Leak

The five words no vehicle owner ever wants to hear: "You have a transmission problem." Repairs to a transmission are costly. However, knowing how to identify a transmission fluid leak can help you catch transmission problems before they become major issues. What does transmission fluid look like? Transmission fluid is shiny like oil. If the fluid is new, it's generally thin with a distinct bright red or green color. Older fluid turns brown, and it's thicker. The purpose of the fluid is to lubricate the transmission for optimal performance. It also conditions your car's gaskets and seals to make them last longer. Finding a transmission fluid leak While it's difficult to pop the hood and identify a transmission fluid leak, there is a simple solution. You just need to check for stains underneath your vehicle. Find a clean and level place where no previous stains will interfere with your inspection. Lay down a clean drop clo ... read more