My 1997 Hyundai Sonata is leaking transmission fluid...is it possible that it was overfilled? And I need to take it to the mechanic...how safe is it to drive? Any suggestions on how much to fix?

Asked by Dec 10, 2013 at 05:11 PM about the 1997 Hyundai Sonata GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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More than likely if you just had a trans service , one of the seals or gaskets are leaking vs overfilling. How far are you from the garage? Depends on how much leaked out.

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Did you verify that it is tranny oil and not motor oil? How fast/slow or steady is leaking? If it is tranny oil and it is leaking steady you may burn out the tranny. I had a dealer adjust a tranny hose nut going into the radiator on my '99 and broke it and didn't tell me. I left the dealer with a steady leak and about a mile or so down the road my gear were grinding...I had the bastards give me a new tranny..it was still under warranty too. As tommy said, if it coming from the pan, then it is the seal or loos bolts...zero to fix that...thousands to replace tranny.

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