1997 town & country trans leaking oil from inside bellhousing

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Asked by Jan 08, 2013 at 12:09 AM about the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I start the motor and let 2 minutes, oil will start leaking out from the inside the bell housing. But soon as I shift  the trans into gear it stops leaking oil until I put it back in park and turn off the van. Then it starts to leak again after I turn it back off. Butt just a little bit. What could the problem be?

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If it's oil, probably the rear main seal.

Again, I agree with tenspeed......can you tell if it is indeed motor oil? Or is it red (automatic transmission fluid) or very heavy, like sae90 manual gear oil?

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Its red transmission oil for sure.

OK then there is a main seal around the shaft that comes out of the transmission, could be that. Most likely.

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tranny cooler lines leaking?

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Could be Jim, but I don't know that the cooler lines would be run through the bellhousing?

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typically they dont leak when driving but when you stop there is pressure in the lines......it sprays everywhere. Theyre a pretty common Chrysler vans issue

Point taken Jim. I learned something from you there

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