Transmission Seal/Gasket Leak

I have a 1994 Ford Taurus Sedan 3.8L V6. After researching and reading posts on this newsgroup past and present, I have cleaned underneath my tranmission with degreaser and I am able to see where it is leaking.
I can see the seal protruding in areas and the transmission fluid is leaking through the bolts also. It is worse on the passenger side.
Is it a seal or a gasket in that area? How much does it cost to fix at a tranmission shop?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Not familiar with your vehicle, but if this transmission is like most others and has a sheet metal pan, the problem may be due to overtorquing the bolts. The overzealous mechanic (or, more likely, the kid at the lube rack) gives them a 'good twist', 'just in case', or because they are not using a torque wrench. This stretches the thin metal around the bolt holes, and now it contacts the case, unable to properly compress the gasket between the bolts. Presto, a leak. It's tempting to tighten the bolts even more in a case like that. The result is a pan with an uneven lip that will never seal again. You will have to pay for about 1/2 hour of labor, a few quarts of fluid, a new gasket, and possibly a new filter. Don't know about cost -- around $75? A decent transmission shop will place a straight edge along the pan lip, and if it's out of shape, recommend replacing it (perhaps an extra $25). Hopefully they'll also use a good quality gasket and torque the bolts to the manufacturer's spec, no more. If you are a bit adventurous, don't mind drenching yourself with red fluid, and willing to spend some money on a torque wrench, you can do this job yourself. A manual will help with the the torque spec and the somewhat tricky refill procedure.

leaking
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.