can you "see" residue of a fluid leak on the ground? Is it red in color?
It is possible that the need of a repair caused a build up of fluid and dirt over the years and they may have repaired a leak, but due to the "mess" it created they may have missed another area that needed repair. I would double check to see if indeed it is transmission oil or if you are experiencing this smoke and smell from another area of the vehicle.
〉 Answered on Aug 20th, 2007 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
As vehicle's get older and leaks develop, sometimes it's hard to see exactly what is leaking. If you have had your vehicle back a couple times for the same problem and you still have a leak, you may want to consider taking it somewhere else.
Find a shop or dealership that can show you exactly what's leaking and how it can be repaired. You don't want a problem to develop from the fluid getting too low.
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〉 Answered on Aug 20th, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines