2011 escape leaking heavy when shifting. fuel is dark if tranny should be red I checked tranny and yes very low so I'm guessing it's tranny fluid but why so dark and where could it be coming from?


Asked by Dec 20, 2014 at 01:00 PM about the 2011 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Leaking extremely   heavy when shifting but fluid is really dark the leak is at the bottom  
below  where the tranny dipstick is where would this be coming from and why so dark if
tranny fluid?

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Dark red normally means you need to change it. However since you have leaks, it's time to see a professional before the fluid become orange or brown

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