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2008 Transmission fluid leak

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I've only had the car for a few months but I noticed that the transmission fluid seems to be leaking, although I'm not sure from where. This transmission came to me with 250,000 miles on it and I have no idea when it last had a fluid change but it was a company car, so I hope they took regular care of it. Anyway, I was planning to do a quick drain and refill and was thinking of replacing the filter as well, in case that is leaking.

I got a WIX filter from my local store that has a rubber gasket. Should I use this or would you recommend I go to the dealer and get an OEM filter with the cork gasket?

Also, any other common leak areas I should check? I'll admit I haven't laid underneath yet to try and find the leak but I did replace the whole engine back in November so it's possible something happened then?

Thanks for any advice you can give.
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Since you did an engine sway, did you pull transmission as well? I would check transmission lines to make sure I didn't have a leak there. I don't remember hearing of any leak issues on the 2nd gen.
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Swap not sway.
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Re: 2008 Transmission fluid leak

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Since you did an engine sway, did you pull transmission as well? I would check transmission lines to make sure I didn't have a leak there. I don't remember hearing of any leak issues on the 2nd gen.
No, we just pushed the transmission out of the way to fit the engine. I will try to get under it today to see if I can tell what's leaking.

Any recommendations on replacing the filter?
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Re: 2008 Transmission fluid leak

So I found the leak. It is come from the where the CV axle shaft enters the transmission. Never replaced one before so gonna weigh the cost of a mechanic versus the frustration of doing it myself.

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