I have a 94 Taurus wagon and have a weird transmission (AXOD Metric on the
pan) leak I can't find. The other day, my wife was driving it and called me
saying it was revving and not moving, then jerking forwards. I had her stop
the car and I went to meet her. When she started it back up, I looked under
the car and the trans fluid was coming out in a steady stream onto the
ground and the car wouldn't move. The leak appeared to be near the front of
the trans close to the engine. Unfortunately, the car is too low to get my
head under far enough to see exactly where the leak was. I had the car
towed and have since added some fluid and now the car moves forward and
reverse. However, the leak is gone!!
I currently have the car up on ramps, and simply cannot find where it could
have been leaking from. The leak was fast enough that she left a nice, long
trail of fluid down the road and into the parking lot where she stopped.
Now, it doesn't drip at all. Any ideas what it could be or how to reproduce
the leak? I don't really want to drive the car in it's current condition
and have doubts that a trans shop could find the leak because it simply
stopped leaking for now.