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How to Stop a Transmission Leak

Stopping a transmission leak sounds like a complicated task. Many car owners think that a transmission fluid leak automatically means an expensive and costly visit to the mechanic. Thankfully, there’s a much faster and more affordable solution. At Bar’s Leak, we offer a range of industry-proven transmission leak repair products that are designed to make quick work of stopping your transmission fluid leaks, so you can get back on the road. We know – we’ve been in the leak business for over 70 years.

Transmission leaks can come from several places:

Leaking gaskets or seals (including transmission fluid pan)
Transmission cooler or cooling line leaks
A hole or puncture in your transmission casing

If you develop a leak…

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Why do Transmissions Leak

Your automatic transmission has several different seals designed to keep your transmission fluid inside your transmission. If any of these seals fail, they allow transmission fluid to leak. A low transmission fluid level can quickly become a major problem if you drive without enough fluid. Because of this, it is important to watch for transmission fluid leaks and repair the problem as soon as you detect it. Trust us, we’ve talked to dozens of customers who’ve let a transmission leak linger for too long.

Leaking transmission seals can occur for several reasons:

Overheating: If your transmission has been run with old or low transmission fluid, excess heat can damage your seals. When seals overheat, they start to crack…

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Will Stop Leak Products Damage My Car?

“Stop leak” tends to be a bad word in the automotive industry. Why? For three reasons:

There are inferior products out there that drag down the entire category as a whole, and
There are instances in which the product was installed improperly, or into problematic conditions (dirty or partially-clogged cooling systems, in particular)
The mechanical damage to the car is so bad that no chemical tool can fix it. In these cases, a customer tries a stop leak product, it doesn’t work, and proclaims it useless and ineffective.

Taking these point by point:

Our products have been, and continue to be, used in OEM applications. Brand new cars get our stuff installed at time of manufacture. Think about…

Why Does a Manual Transmission Leak?

The fluid in a manual transmission is responsible for lubricating your gears. Metal-on-metal contact when fluid is missing causes wear, and a manual transmission run without adequate oil will damage quickly. Once your transmission is damaged, the only solution is to have it rebuilt or replaced, which is a costly and lengthy proposition. In the case of older vehicles, the cost of replacing a transmission or even simply physically repairing a leak can mean it’s not economically feasible.

If you have a manual transmission fluid leak and want to avoid costly repairs, you’ll be glad to know that at Bar’s Leaks, we have fast, affordable solutions that have been proven over and over again. Let’s look at…

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Symptoms of a Transmission Leak

As far as vehicle fluid leaks, a transmission fluid leak is one of the more problematic. Driving your car with low transmission fluid can cause serious damage in a short time. Your transmission relies on its oil to help lubricate and avoid friction and heat build-up. The high pressures in automotive transmissions can also turn a mall leak into a major one quickly, and the complexity of a transmission installation means that a physical repair for a leak is a major headache.

Thankfully, we have a lineup of proven Bar’s Leaks transmission leak products that will take care of your transmission fluid leak quickly and affordably.
What to Watch For
There are several telltale signs of a transmission…

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