Transmission fluid leaks can get increasingly common as your cars get older and wear and tear increases. Fluid leaks can be a result of many different causes, most commonly with faulty installation and broken seals. Here is a list of the most common issues that can cause a transmission fluid leak.
1. SEALS THAT ARE BROKEN
Seals on your vehicle transmission are exposed to high temperatures while the vehicle runs, so they face a huge amount of wear and tear. Because they are made of rubber or metal, they can break down, creating a fluid leak situation. If the pan seal cracks, the fluid will leak out.
2. CRACKED FLUID LINE
Transmission fluid passes through a line made of aluminum or steel. In general, it is very durable, but continued exposure to debris and heat can cause cracking or breaking to the line over time.
3. TORQUE THAT IS LEAKY
The torque pump is a common culprit of leaks in this area. As the pump propels fluid to the entire system, a single crack on the body of the pump can make a transmission fluid leak.
4. FAULTY INSTALLATION
In some situations, faulty installation within the transmission system pan can create leakage. You will need to meet a mechanic who can check the bolts for the loose pan to avoid potential issues and further transmission fluid leaks.