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Old 11-02-2013, 05:09 AM
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transmission leak

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I am Drea. My 1993 525I "Sterling" is leaking transmission fluid. I live in Atlanta now but I am from Memphis. I was told on the 16th of last month that I needed a transmission coolant, I was in Memphis at the time. It was fixed at a professional transmission shop......I drove back to Memphis and three days later it started leaking again. I am back in Atlanta and angry as I can be. Please tell me which way to go. I am so scared. I just replaced this transmission in March of this year. Thank you in advance...
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:24 AM
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transmission coolant?

or transmission oil?

no such thing as transmission coolant, well in BMWs anyway

im assuming you dont know all too much and arent keen to get your hands dirty, thats fine, mechanics arent for everyone. So i suggest you take it back to them and get them to fix it correctly. And if its because of work they should have done correctly the first time (or prehaps what they charged you for the first time wasnt the reason), dont pay them another cent.

Man i am sick of hearing these stories of mechanics and panelbeaters etc screwing the customer over
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:29 AM
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Good morning,

Thanks for replying to me. I am a lady and dont know a great deal about cars but I wish I did. I was told that my transmission was leaking from the coolant and it was replaced.....I paid $205.00 total. The part was $59.00......
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:50 AM
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I think she means leaking from the trans cooler. Yes they are 59$, is there any way to look for yourself just to see where the drips are? At the front of the trans, and the rear, on the pan....
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:59 AM
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Thank you for responding......The leak is appears to be dripping form under the fan...........maybe like its dripping from under the radiator......I cant be more descriptive because I cant get under there but on Monday I will go to a shop to get fluid put in and I will check myself....I will get back to you.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:02 AM
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I would check under the hood for the connections to the radiator they are on the driver side, here is an image.
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