tranny dripping

sjpitts

sjpitts

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On the way out to my car this morning I noticed a leak under the wife's 80 (93, 117k miles). The car has never dripped a drip before this, and I immediatly experianced the chill of unbridled fear.

My wife had made a short trip to take the oldest daughter to school this morning, and had been back for an hour or so. The puddle was maybe the size of a silver dollar, maybe larger, and appeared to be coming from the front area of the tranny.

I didn't get down on the ground, but it was definatly red, and it sure looked like tranny fluid.

What could cause a sudden leak like that? What should I do?

And I will ask again, anybody know of a good 80 mechanic in Arizona? I would to have someone that I could trust with the beast of tranny. I would like to get a fluid/filter change, and adjust the shift cables just to make me sleep better.

Jared
 
sjpitts

sjpitts

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This did not occur to me.

I do have red coolant, and it could in theory be the PHH (I have not yet replaced it) During my cursory look I was pretty sure it was coming from tranny, but I did not consider the PHH.

Now that I think about it, I think the drip was farther back than that-- more like the area directly in front of tranny pan skid plate. But I will have to look again to make sure.

Thanks

Jared
 

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