TECH TIP: Finding a Transmission Leak with Spray Paint
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TECH TIP: Finding a Transmission Leak with Spray Paint

Transmission leaks can be tough to track down because air blowing past the vehicle blows the leaking fluid over the entire transmission.

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One way to isolate those leaks is with a can of silver spray paint.
Wipe the transmission dry with a clean rag, and then spray the suspected areas with silver paint. After the paint dries, take the car on a road test.
The leaking ATF will wash the paint away and help you identify exactly where it’s coming from. Once you find the source of the leak, you can decide the best way to repair it.
 

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