leaking transmission fluid when car has been running for a while. I cannot successfully find the leak. Do I jus continue to add the proper amount of fluid? I am afraid to drive the car!!!!

oney
0

Asked by Jan 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM about the 2000 Dodge Stratus ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 dodge stratus over heated on tuesday. my coolant had too much water and froze. Unfroze the coolant with a blow dryer.the car warms up fine however I am leaking a small amount of transmission fluid after my car has been running for awhile. do I continue to add trans fluid and try to drive it to a mechanic? very nervous to drive it!!!

3 Answers

tenspeed
85,935

Leaking a small amount - take a chance if it's a short drive. The transmission has fluid lines that go to the radiator. You may have popped one of those when it froze.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Hold on..you have two questions. If it is leaking just a very small amount, don't be afraid to drive it..but do you mean add coolant or trans fluid? And I REALLY hope i am not reading that you are putting tranny fluid in the radiator.. how cold did it get? 50/50 will protect you down to something like 20 below, even 10% will protect you down to say 20 above. You put a blow dryer right on the radiator? that will work, but it may still be frozen in the block, and if it was 20 below it could crack the block. Physics laws will allow frozen water to break anything, the water, the only known substance that expands when frozen, is unstoppable expansion and will break an iron block, especially in the small passages in the block and head(s) but back to your question. Top off transmission fluid and drive it to mechanic, no worries

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I forgot about that tenspeed, right on. Pay attention to that one, oney

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Should I be afraid? 6 answers

    I have a little bit of worry problems when it comes to used cars and am concerned about my safety when something goes wrong with my car. My car has a slipping transmission when it goes into 1st gear ...

    2001 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Leaking transmission fluid from the front 1 answer

    Car was sitting for two months an after I got it fixed transmission fluid every where a steady drip by the front wondering if its a line or the actually the tranny before hand no leaks but now it ...

    2001 Dodge Stratus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have an 01Dodge Stratus. Last week I had transmission fluid in the car. today when I was at a stop and went to accelerate the car shuddered and hesitated before going into gear. 1 answer

    I continued to drive on to a safe place but as I accelerated at a stoplight it continued to happen. The check engine light came on. And when I checked there was no fluid. Can you tell me what's wr...

    2001 Dodge Stratus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission Slips 2 answers

    The transmission is slipping occasionally due to a slow unidentified leak. I'm using the thick anti-slip fluid and that helps. I'm about to go under the car and look for the problem, however I'm no...

    2000 Dodge Stratus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • transmission fluid 3 answers

    i would like to know which type of tranny fluid to use. also where do you add the fluid to the truck. i have the transmission dipstick located

    1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Stratus

Looking for a Used Stratus in your area?

CarGurus has 1,353 nationwide Stratus listings starting at $1,850.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Stratus Questions

Dodge Stratus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 950
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 530
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Sebring"
68 Great Deals out of 4,398 listings starting at $1,750
Used Dodge Avenger"
240 Great Deals out of 6,191 listings starting at $1,998
Used Honda Accord"
1,128 Great Deals out of 73,138 listings starting at $1,400
Used Dodge Durango"
332 Great Deals out of 18,707 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala"
866 Great Deals out of 31,638 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima"
1,425 Great Deals out of 85,649 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic"
857 Great Deals out of 53,056 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Taurus"
322 Great Deals out of 19,660 listings starting at $990
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
966 Great Deals out of 62,380 listings starting at $695
Used Dodge Neon"
1,137 listings starting at $2,350
Used Toyota Camry"
1,539 Great Deals out of 88,199 listings starting at $695
Used Dodge Intrepid"
532 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Focus"
842 Great Deals out of 59,123 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Dodge Stratus ES For Sale
14 listings starting at $2,495