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The dealer installed a new axle seal because I had transmission fluid leaking on floor.I noticed a few days later it was still leaking a little so after taking back to dealer,they said I need a new transmission. The van drives fine and there are no noises.Do I really need a 3K transmission?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Amy, If they replaced the seal, and it was still leaking after that and THEN they suggested that you need a new transmission, I would recommend that you get another opinion. It never hurts, call around and ask if they charge for inspections, if not bring your vehicle in to have a second look.

Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop Hey There Amy, I can understand 100% why you are questioning the diagnosis. When you go to the doctor, and they diagnosis you, it is not unheard of to go for a second opinion. (especially if you question what you are told) Your car should be no different. Maybe you need a transmission, maybe not. The best way to find out is to get another opinion. has a lot of female friendly shops you can choose from. I suggest checking out what is here on the site. That is a great guide for you. Thanks for reaching out! Audra

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Hello Amy- Except in the exceedingly rare instance of a crack or hole in the transmission case, leakage is always from either a bad gasket or seal. The seal may have been installed improperly or the rotating shaft which it is intended to seal may be scored or worn. Neither would require replacement of the transmission if it is otherwise functioning properly. Hope this helps- Super Girls Auto

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