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Old 18 Apr 2017, 03:01 pm
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I noticed that I have sprung a transmission leak at the front right and it's tricky to see where it's coming from. I took out the battery etc as it says on here somewhere but wasn't really sure what to look for. Now the transmission is slipping and not always engaging straight away. Any pointers please, preferably with pics so I know what I'm looking for.
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Old 18 Apr 2017, 03:28 pm
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I'm not going to be much help because I am a manual guy, but...

Don't drive it without making sure it is full of un-burnt ATF of the proper type +4 I believe. The more you let it slip the more expensive your problem will probably become.

The front right? You mean facing the car? The tranny is on the driver's side (left). There should be a cooler in front of the radiator, on top of the intercooler if your car is a turbo. I think the NA cars are the same. You can start by checking the hoses there. That is the front most and probably right most spot I can think of. Otherwise, get it up and see where it is wet. Don't just trust the puddle. You would be amazed how far stuff moves around when it drips under the car before it reaches a low spot and drips to ground.
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Old 18 Apr 2017, 03:49 pm
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Sorry I meant drivers side, it has ample (for now anyway obv it will go down) atf+4, it does not engage until the revs get up, trying to clean it all up and try to trace where it's coming from.
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Old 18 Apr 2017, 06:09 pm
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I'm not going to be much help because I am a manual guy, but...
soooo I guess my fully custom built one of a kind in the world complete with a special order straight tooth PG gear set Getrag 6 speed does not count?
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IF your anywhere near the salt belt check the transmission end cover behind the drivers side wheel. I've had to replace several due to rust.
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IF your anywhere near the salt belt check the transmission end cover behind the drivers side wheel. I've had to replace several due to rust.

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wow! look how dirty our PT was under there in 2013.
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Old 18 Apr 2017, 07:41 pm
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Something is missing, orange crusty stuff, RUST......
I did see one like that once in Pittsburgh, it was still in the showroom.
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Old 19 Apr 2017, 07:26 pm
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My 2002 had a leak on the drivers front side of the transaxle and it was what I believe was told is the solenoid pack. I just paid to have a new pack installed and never had that problem again. May be that pack. Mine leaked at the bottom of the pack and ran down to the transmission pan and for the longest time I thought the pan was leaking.
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Holy crappie nitro your under carage is beautiful for a 12 year old car and not a spot of leakage. Also check your dipstick and rear main seal best bet would be to clean engine add dye check with black light. Also make sure she's topped off like other stayed or you will damage it . Happy cruising.
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 04:18 pm
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Still having trouble finding the source. I cleaned it up, drove for a while and it's a mess again! If it's not always engaging properly does that automatically mean it's the solenoid or would it have a problem even if it were the cooler lines leaking?
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