Re: [DML] Did I blow my transmision? Serious problem!
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Re: [DML] Did I blow my transmision? Serious problem!

sounds like you will need a trip to the shop om a flatbed.

Its possible you have only blown a seal   the slippage might have been caused by transmission fluid or possibly clutch getting onto the clutch.   

the burning smell is likely that same fluid getting onto the exhaust and engine and burning.

Figure out which fluid it is.   Transmission fluid is red and clutch fluid clear to brown.   Check the level fot the clutch near the gas filler cap.

Consider signing up for AAA    the cosy of one tow can pay for a year.


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From:  "daviddelorean" <daviddelorean@xxxxxxxxx>
Subj:  [DML] Did I blow my transmision? Serious problem!
Date:  Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:59 am
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To:  "dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

For the last few days I've noticed a roaring/whining sound when my car is in gear but not accelerating. Tonight I was having a bit of a problem changing into higher gears. The gear shifter was rough and making clanking noises when I'd throw it into 5th. Then my car was consumed in what I can only describe as an oil/rubber/chemical burning smell. 
I parked the car in the garage and came back a few hours later. I couldn't even breath in the garage the stench of burning oil (or whatever) was so bad. 
Looking under the car there was a gallon of (I assume) transmission fluid or oil on the floor under the engine. Whatever this liquid is, it was a steady flow drip from under the transmission gearbox casing (located just in front of the oil pan).  The gearbox casing on the bottom where the seam is was saturated in it. 
Did I blow my manual transmision? How bad is it? 


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