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95 eagle talon tsi dumped all tranny fluid on the ground

Posted by Zakary mcrae, Feb 14, 2020

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  1. Zakary mcrae

    Zakary mcrae Probationary Member

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    So I have a 95 eagle talon tsi with the w4a33ki automatic and 130k miles on it. I was driving down the highway when my tire flipped what I thought was a rock at the bottom of my car so I stopped to check it out, and when I put my car in park it dumped all of my tranny fluid on the ground. I called a couple transmission shops in my area and asked what it could be, and was told it might be the valve body inside the transmission. They want $3600 to rebuild the valve body and transmission, they say they wont do just the valve body . Does anybody have any other reasons that it could dump all of the fluid? And possibly a cheaper shop I could go through? I'm willing to send the tranny of to be worked on if it's a substantially less amount of money
     

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  2. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    A valve body wouldn't dump fluid externally if it failed, it sounds like a blown transmission cooler line to me unless a hard part inside of the transmission went through the side of the transmission housing, in that case you need a new transmission thats either good already or can be rebuilt to be good, jack up the car and see where the fluid is coming from, you transmission drain bolt might have fallen out and thats what you heard hitting your car even, and for $3600 you could buy a new transmission with a warranty, probably even less to be honest.
     

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  3. Zakary mcrae

    Zakary mcrae Probationary Member

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    That was my first thought. I checked the cooler itself, and both lines and theres was nothing leaking from them. The drain plug is still in the tranny als . I have no idea where the fluid even came from because I cant see a single spot its leaking from
     

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  5. motomattx

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    You could have blown a pump seal even.
     

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  6. Zakary mcrae

    Zakary mcrae Probationary Member

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    Sweet thank you
     

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  7. Zakary mcrae

    Zakary mcrae Probationary Member

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    That's what a couple people have told me, and I bought a book for the transmission but I'm honestly not confident enough to rip into it myself
     

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  8. motomattx

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    Fill it back up with a few quarts of fluid, start it up on jack stands and see where the leak is coming from.
     

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  9. Zakary mcrae

    Zakary mcrae Probationary Member

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    I did that when it first went out, and there was no leak from anywhere I could see, I pressure washed around the tranny before I started it so i could clearly see any leaks. I've since pulled the tranny because I thought it was the pump seal like people were telling me.
     

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  10. Bleakley

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    If it sounds like you hit a rock that was probably something letting go inside. ONLY way fluid is getting out of our transmission is a seal going or something lettin lose and poking a hole.
    Check case around the diff where crossmember would be. I blew a hole there. Have seen another transmission on the forums blow a hole there.

    There are other options and it depends how far you want to go or crazy you want to get. But here’s a couple simple solutions for you:

    New —> IPT or if you have serious coin (and if he’ll do it) let Jeff has his way with it.
    Rebuild —> Source a used one and use IPT’s rebuild kit.
     

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  11. motomattx

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    There are other ways for a transmission to leak fluid, the fluid can be pushed out of the vent if its overfilled or overheated, a broken differential will push the diff pin through the case many times and could have been what you heard hitting the underside of your car, they usually break out in the back side where its hard to see, if your transmission is out now it should be obvious. I wouldn't recommend trying to repair an automatic transmission yourself, transmission techs spend years learning that particular craft, it would be like trying to do your own orthodontic work...its a specialty trade, leave it to the specialists, even it you put it together enough to move, it will likely fail down the road at some point from something not being perfect or something thats maladjusted that needed setup during assembly.
     

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