I have a 2001 Taurus that is driving me nuts. Let me give some
background on it.
Last fall, I noticed some transmission fluid under it when I parked it
in the garage. I cleaned it up, and looked for a leak, saw a little
around the pan, so I though, maybe a pan gasket. It was due for a
fluid change anyway. So, changed fluid, filter and a new gasket.
No leaks.....so I though that was it.
However a couple of weeks later, there was that red puddle under the
car. I had puked out a couple of ounces of oil. Now this time, the pan
area was dry as a bone. I read that maybe some seals could be causing
it, so I bought some lucas oil transmission conditioner that was
supposed to stop leaks. I put it in, and drove it a couple hundred
miles, and wow...no leaks any more.
I was happy....
Now it's June and I saw that puddle of transmission fluid under the
car, so I put the rest of the rest of the bottle in, and now we seem
to not be leaking again for over a month.
Today, I get home, and stop for a couple of hours, and when I leave,
there is that small puddle there. Cannot see anything where it was
coming from, just the small puddle.
So I check the fluid level, and it's down about 1/4 the way between
full and add. Showed a little leaked out, but not much.
Anybody seen this?
Been driving me nuts off and on. This car has 135,000 miles on it, and
I really don't want to put a lot of money in this car. I could spend
about 5 to 7 hundred dollars or so, but do not want to replace tranny
in car with this many miles and this kind of age to it.
Before I do that, I'll unload the car and get another one. I do like
this car, and otherwise, it runs great. I hate to get rid of a car
this size that can still get 30-35 miles per gallon when I put it on
the highway. (I just did it today actually)
Thanks for any info.