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I got a quick question.Would a bad transmission pan gasket cause all the tranny fluid to leak out or is there more that I should look into?This is for a 96 1.9 automatic transmission.
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If you've lost all your tranny fluid, I'd bet you have a seal failure at one of the drive shafts. It should be easy to tell where your leak is; the tranny fluid isn't really pressurized at all. Get under there and take a look.
 

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I did do that and it is all over the driver side.So you think it could be a seal on my driver side axle?How much are we talking that it would cost to fix?I am having it towed to a garage since they frown on us working on our cars here at the apartment complex i live in.
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I can't tell you the cost. The part (seal) is nothing (maybe $30 US). But the labour could be substantial. I'd do it myself, so the cost would only be the seal plus tranny fluid. I've only pulled drive axles once and it took me a lot of hours; but I wasn't on a lift either. Get an estimate first and hold them to it. They will probably estimate 3-4 hours shop time, plus the seal plus tranny fluid to top up.

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Well I had the car towed to the garage today.They told me If it is the axle seal it would be 70 bucks.They think it is the rear pressure line that has a leak in it and thats what causing all the fluid to come out.I will find out on monday or so because I am not in a rush to get it back.
 

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Okay well the oil pump cover rotted right out.That is what made all my fluid leak out.I should have it back next week sometime and dont worry it isnt going anywhere near stammco.To all that have high mileage escorts and live in cold climates and drive their escorts all year round I would have that checked to make sure yours doesnt do the same thing as mine.
 
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