1993 Chrysler Concord

Old 01-07-08, 11:21 AM
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1993 Chrysler Concord

My daughter had the oil changed in her 93 concord today and they told her she had a transmission leak. We don't see any transmission fluid on the floor.... how else can we tell that there is a leak? Also, what are the first options in fixing the leak? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 01-07-08, 12:42 PM
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On a 15 year old car I would be surprised if it DIDN'T leak a little. If there's not enough leakage to leak puddles where it's parked I would forget about it.

First step in fixing it would be to find out exactly where they determined the leak was coming from - ask. Most likely areas would be pan gasket, front main seal, or axle shaft seals. There are also some other minor items that could leak such as a vehicle speed sensor.
None of them are anything I would loose sleep over.
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Unfortunately, this requires somebody to get on the ground, crawl under the car, and inspect the transmission for wet areas. A drop light and mirror help. If you do find a wet (and dirty) area, you can further examine the area by power washing the grit off and look for fresh leaks on a later date to pinpoint the area.

You could also spread a large sheet of fresh paper or cardboard on the floor under the car between the two front tires. Next morning check for fresh drips.

Then there's also the chance the shop was upselling their work and the problem doesn't exist. Was this at Jiffy Lube?

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