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Old 06-25-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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1388 miles trans leaking!

I got my 2ls in November and its only got 1388 miles on it. I found transmisssion oil leaking on the garage floor. Its going in to the dealer tomorrow.

I understand things happen but this is ridiculous.

Has anybody else had issues with their trans?

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #2
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That sucks big time. Wonder if it's a seal or cooling line? Let us know what you find out.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:58 AM   #4
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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.
Conceivable though. Bought in November and lives in Chi town.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #5
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Conceivable though. Bought in November and lives in Chi town.
That's a different paradigm for me. Heck, we've driven 100 miles round trip for dinner.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:15 PM   #6
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That's a different paradigm for me. Heck, we've driven 100 miles round trip for dinner.
Where is Salado...out west? Don't have a map handy.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #7
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Where is Salado...out west? Don't have a map handy.
On IH 35 about 45 miles north of Austin. To the east is people and to the west is wide open spaces.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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On IH 35 about 45 miles north of Austin. To the east is people and to the west is wide open spaces.
Ahh..10-4 Wife and I are entertaining moving off the coast near the hill country in the next year or so.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #9
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Wow, sorry to hear. I'm on my 2nd 2LS. No tranny fluid leaking issues on them. Other than the auto tranny's being really rough, jerky, and generally POS in ride and performance, heh! But no leaks. I'm from Chicago, and I know our shitty pot hole infested streets. (canyon ridden really) You might have banged your tranny pan onto something and pan gasket gave away. Where is it coming from, did you go down there?
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I got my 2ls in November and its only got 1388 miles on it. I found transmisssion oil leaking on the garage floor. Its going in to the dealer tomorrow.

I understand things happen but this is ridiculous.

Has anybody else had issues with their trans?

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Sincere apologies to read of the transmission oil leak with your new Camaro. I can understand your displeasure, but it's great that you've sought assistance with your dealer. Feel free to keep us posted on the diagnosis, or contact me privately if additional assistance is needed .

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Old 06-26-2014, 09:58 AM   #11
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I didnt look real close but it was coming near the pan.
Actually put 450 miles on it the prior weekend on a trip to wisconsin. I have three cars to drive.

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Wow, sorry to hear. I'm on my 2nd 2LS. No tranny fluid leaking issues on them. Other than the auto tranny's being really rough, jerky, and generally POS in ride and performance, heh! But no leaks. I'm from Chicago, and I know our shitty pot hole infested streets. (canyon ridden really) You might have banged your tranny pan onto something and pan gasket gave away. Where is it coming from, did you go down there?
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:20 PM   #12
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No problem found! I guess I was imagining the trans fluid on my garage floor. I'll keep an eye out for any more leaks.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:07 AM   #13
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No problem found! I guess I was imagining the trans fluid on my garage floor. I'll keep an eye out for any more leaks.
Now youve got me confused.

Did you imagine red fluid on your garage floor? Do you park multiple cars in the same place?
I just don't see how you think something is leaking if it isn't.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:56 AM   #14
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Now youve got me confused.

Did you imagine red fluid on your garage floor? Do you park multiple cars in the same place?
I just don't see how you think something is leaking if it isn't.

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Old 06-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #15
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It WAS leaking but they did not find anything!!!!
Only my camaro parks on that side of the garage.
I've got better things to do than drop my car off at the dealership!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #16
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It WAS leaking but they did not find anything!!!!
Only my camaro parks on that side of the garage.
I've got better things to do than drop my car off at the dealership!!
If it keeps leaking you'll be dropping it off sooner than you think. So I suppose the dealership just wiped the area clean and sent you on your way?
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #17
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No he did legally all he needed to do. He brought in the car and even better, he got a all clear from the dealer. In other words if his transmission self-destructs 10, 100, or a 1000 miles down the road he is in the clear himself since he did what he needed to do, bring in the car to be looked at.

I had same issue with my 2014 and acceleration issue and a door rattle. Rattle and acceleration issue still there, dealer tech couldn't hear or see anything wrong. I brought mine in like twice (third time was for an oil overfill, thank you very much Chevy of Glennview). Anyway, if my door rattle turns into a door falling off and the engine noise turns out to be the engine imploding 1000 miles down the road I'm all in the clear as well. Also, I get a new door and new engine. As he will get a new tranny in a worst case scenario.

Dealers ain't there to be your buddies. They are there to make Money, with capital M and all that. I wouldn't leave my car at the dealer for a minute unless completely necessary. Last time I did, a simple oil top-off turned into a hour long affair and they ended up putting a quart and a half over capacity of the engine (7 quarts and change instead of 6 *see above*)
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:10 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, 03:08 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, 03:17 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, 04:03 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, 05:01 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, 11:09 AM   #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, 11:14 AM   #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, 08:54 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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