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Old 06-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #18
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I'd still rather have a transmission leak REPAIRED rather than wait and be without my Camaro while a new transmission is put in... not worth the hassle!
If you know how, take a look at it yourself and show them pictures... make them pay for wasting your gas and time too!

You should show us a picture of the fluid on the floor... I'm just wondering how serious it is.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:08 PM   #19
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It was about a two to three inch diameter puddle. Nothing big but a new trans isn't supposed to be leaking. I'll be keeping an eye on it. I'm taking it back to Wisconsin next weekend.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:17 PM   #20
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if it was trans fluid, I can't imagine the dealer couldn't find the leak?

I had a minor leak on my Malibu fixed under warranty. It pays to do your own oil changes and inspect the car now and then.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #21
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It was about a two to three inch diameter puddle. Nothing big but a new trans isn't supposed to be leaking. I'll be keeping an eye on it. I'm taking it back to Wisconsin next weekend.
Guess what guys!! Got home from my 235 mile trip, put the car in the garage (with a clean floor), and I looked underneath last night.

The puddle is back! Time to give the dealer a call again.

Here is what it looks like!


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Old 07-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #22
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That's a big leak! You should put the car up on ramps or jack stands and look for yourself. The source of the leak should be apparent.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:09 PM   #23
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That's a big leak! You should put the car up on ramps or jack stands and look for yourself. The source of the leak should be apparent.
I agree but I've been too busy. I also didn't spend new car money on something I have to wrench on.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:14 PM   #24
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I had a bit of fluid leaking on my Camaro. It was just the seal, and was fixed under warranty with no problems. It took a day at the dealership cause I guess they had to drop the trans. Then again, I also had 45k miles, or something like that.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:54 AM   #25
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Well we brought them in a sample of the fluid off of the floor, along with the picture of the puddle on the floor and they still can't find the leak. They gave me the service managers card in case or shall I say when it leaks again.

So I need to schedule another road trip to see if it leaks again.

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:01 AM   #26
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I'd be looking for me another dealership. That's a ridiculous amount of fluid leak on your floor , and for them to not be able to find the leak is even more ridiculous.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:27 AM   #27
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No help with the tranny, I'm still trying to wrap my head about driving 1388 miles since November. That's about 2 1/2 weeks for us.
i'm at 2100 miles 1 month x.X
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:14 PM   #28
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do not go on another road trip just take it to the dealer... the subframe is soaked it should be VERY obvious where it is leaking. argue to go in the shop while they rack it up to show them because them not finding it the first time is some straight bull s***

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don't even accept the car! i wouldn't take it back with such a huge leak... i have the advantage of having my own rack and do my own work to be able to tell them what's leaking exactly but they are clearly not a good dealer. take it elsewhere!
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #29
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Did the dealer rack the car and check the fluid level in the trans? If is overfilled it could be coming from the vent at the top.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:19 PM   #30
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Sometimes its helpful to arrive at the dealer with photos of the problem area and even pages copied from the shop manual. You should put the car up on ramps, find and photograph the leak, and show this to the dealer. If you get the "roll eyes" response, it's time for a new dealer.

I have been fortunate in that my dealer is responsive to this approach: photos, shop manual pages, and TSB numbers where applicable. But over the years, I have also encountered dealers that really don't care about service and return customers. Two of those dealers don't exist any more...not surprisingly.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:18 AM   #31
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Sometimes its helpful to arrive at the dealer with photos of the problem area and even pages copied from the shop manual. You should put the car up on ramps, find and photograph the leak, and show this to the dealer. If you get the "roll eyes" response, it's time for a new dealer.

I have been fortunate in that my dealer is responsive to this approach: photos, shop manual pages, and TSB numbers where applicable. But over the years, I have also encountered dealers that really don't care about service and return customers. Two of those dealers don't exist any more...not surprisingly.
It's already time for a new dealer, we can quite clearly see the subframe is soaked in transmission fluid yet they cannot find a leak. Frankly, they probably did not even pull the car into the shop. Or it's such a hard job to fix they decided to lie and hope that he would take it to a different dealer. That wouldn't be the dealer though, that would just be a lazy mechanic... Warranty pay sucks for them, if they're busy with regular jobs they may hope it comes back later when it's slow and they need the money.

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your dealer sucks OP. let us know where you took it so we can never ever taken any of our cars there!
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:24 PM   #32
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your dealer sucks OP. let us know where you took it so we can never ever taken any of our cars there!
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Looks like I'm headed north again for the weekend. We'll see how it does when I get back home.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:02 PM   #33
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Did the dealer rack the car and check the fluid level in the trans? If is overfilled it could be coming from the vent at the top.
Because we do not have a dipstick to check the level, I would have the dealer rack the car and add transmission fluid at least till they find this leak.
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