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I have a 2018 awd. I recently was driving and all the transmission oil leaked out and the transmission stopped shifting. It is leaking where the engine and transmission mate together. I filled it back with oil to see if it would shift and it still won't shift. There is a bad smell of burning clutch. I'm looking at replacing the transmission myself. I work on heavy equipment for a living, just not very experienced with the passenger car stuff is this a pretty straight forward job? Is there any tips and tricks I should know before digging in? TIA
 

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I have a 2018 awd. I recently was driving and all the transmission oil leaked out and the transmission stopped shifting. It is leaking where the engine and transmission mate together. I filled it back with oil to see if it would shift and it still won't shift. There is a bad smell of burning clutch. I'm looking at replacing the transmission myself. I work on heavy equipment for a living, just not very experienced with the passenger car stuff is this a pretty straight forward job? Is there any tips and tricks I should know before digging in? TIA
What happened? It's not normal for a transmission to just leak all the fluid out all at once.
 

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I'm not to entirely sure what failed I was driving back from work (about 45 min drive). About halfway the shifting got really rough and it started slipping so I tried to make it home and a few more miles down the road I would shift at all. Just acts like it is in neutral. I got out and looked under the car and there was a small puddle of tranny fluid on the ground and it is coming from between the engine and transmission. No leaks prior to this day. That are no holes in anything. I didn't hit anything.
 

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Well, that sucks. They sell this as a "lifetime" transmission. The lifetime of what? I wish they'd just make it easy to flush the fluid once in a while.
Looks like you need a new tranny installed. That should cost you around $800, if this is at all accurate: Transmission Assembly Replacement
I suspect it will cost more than that just for the parts. I'm sorry I don't know enough about the car to say if replacing it is easy or not.
 

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I have a 2018 awd. I recently was driving and all the transmission oil leaked out and the transmission stopped shifting. It is leaking where the engine and transmission mate together. I filled it back with oil to see if it would shift and it still won't shift. There is a bad smell of burning clutch. I'm looking at replacing the transmission myself. I work on heavy equipment for a living, just not very experienced with the passenger car stuff is this a pretty straight forward job? Is there any tips and tricks I should know before digging in? TIA
most likely the front seal in the tranny or the torque converter failed, causing the leak. Replacing the tranny is a pain since you have too pull both axles from the tranny & the front wheel bearings. Good luck with the adventure...
 
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