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So I got my transmission serviced yesterday and now it's leaking?

I had my transmission serviced yesterday and it looks like it's leaking. I went to lunch today and then went back out to my truck after being back from lunch just a few hours and found a 4.5" diameter red oily spot on the asphalt where I park it at work.

What's up with that, do you think?
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I'd take it back to that shop and make sure they tightened everything back up.
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You found a spot, but where was it leaking from on the transmission? You really need to get some information before you ask the question. There are some common leak points, but some are harder to fix than others. Right now none of us have any idea which of the points it might be leaking from.
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You found a spot, but where was it leaking from on the transmission? You really need to get some information before you ask the question. There are some common leak points, but some are harder to fix than others. Right now none of us have any idea which of the points it might be leaking from.
The spot is just under the radiator area toward the front of the truck.
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Tranny cooler maybe? Check and see if the hoses are secured on.
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That's probably it. Thanks.
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you got a tranny service or a tranny flush? if they did a flush one of the lines at the cooler are probably not sealing right
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you got a tranny service or a tranny flush? if they did a flush one of the lines at the cooler are probably not sealing right
They didn't drop the pan but the service had one hose with new tranny fluid going in and another hose with the old fluid coming out at the same time. They put about 8 quarts through -- I think.
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Sometimes it's hard to get to those hoses and they don't get tightened enough. I had that happen. If you tighten the clamps where they go into the cooler and onto the hard pipes going back to the trans you should be golden.
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yea, tighten your hoses, and you should be good. although if its pretty close, i'd bring it back and make them do it
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Gotta love mechanics......it's hard to fine a reputable place these days. Seems everyone is out for a quick buck.

It's probably easier and quicker for you to do a little looking and try to locate and repair the leak. I know that it should be the shop that does this, but why leave it for another day? As mentioned, and from previous experience with "whoops" shops, it's a good possibility it's just a looses hose connection. If not, then bring it back. AT least then you can tell them what it's NOT from and go from there.

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