Transmission may have just blown


Jaxon B.

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My brother left his Jeep with me so me and my dad could take it to get the trans oil filter replaced, so for him to commute around for the next couple of days I let him use mine.
He calls us 20 or so minutes after he leaves and says that white smoke is coming from underneath the body and for us to come ASAP; we show and the transmission fluid is all over the under body and even splattered on the rear bumper.


Called up a mechanic friend and he said it could be just a seal or that it overheated, or the entire trans just has to be replaced. If it is either of the last two I don't know if I would even be able to afford it. Really hoping that it is just the seal.

If anyone can think of anything else it could be, my trans is the 32RH.

I'll post pictures when it is towed back to my house.
 

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My brother left his Jeep with me so me and my dad could take it to get the trans oil filter replaced, so for him to commute around for the next couple of days I let him use mine.
He calls us 20 or so minutes after he leaves and says that white smoke is coming from underneath the body and for us to come ASAP; we show and the transmission fluid is all over the under body and even splattered on the rear bumper.


Called up a mechanic friend and he said it could be just a seal or that it overheated, or the entire trans just has to be replaced. If it is either of the last two I don't know if I would even be able to afford it. Really hoping that it is just the seal.

If anyone can think of anything else it could be, my trans is the 32RH.

I'll post pictures when it is towed back to my house.
Thats a bummer how many miles are on your jeep I have the same trans but with only 98k hoping this is just a seal
 
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All taken yesterday immediately off of the tow truck, it is literally everywhere underside, washed it off and going to do a leak test later today. Had to push it into the driveway because it was empty on fluid. Nothing on the stick, fluid was tinted brown but I think that was just because of the dirty skid that I looked at it from, was definitely not motor oil.
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First thing is to find out where it’s leaking from. Could just be a line ruptured? You may have to put fluid into it to see where it’s leaking from.
 
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Was there a puddle of fluid under your jeep or did he drive it empty before stopping?
 
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Just did a test on the transmission to see where it was leaking from. To my dismay, I filled it up and turned it on to see that it was not leaking at all, but instead from the filler tube there was white smoke was coming out. Gonna talk to a mechanic to see if it is safe to drive around the neighborhood to see if it is driving weird.