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2002 Chevrolet Venture 1SA Pkg 4dr Reg WB

2002 Chevrolet Venture
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Minivans
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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January 16, 2012, 4:49 pm

Taishee M

Question: I found out that I have a slight oil and transmission leak, what should I do?

I found out that I have a slight oil and transmission leak, after I got my oil change today. What should I do next? Should I go to a transmission specialist for the transmission fluid slight leak or put some transmission treatment, Lucas in my vehicle to slow down the leak? My Chevy Venture have 188918 miles, and I just purchase this van a couple of days ago as is.

January 19, 2012, 5:42 pm

Ron W
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Most shop can reseal a transmission pan or fix a a leaking transmission cooler line (if that is where the leak is). If it is somewhere else, a transmission shop is a good choice.

Remember if its only a slight leak, it is probably more of a nuisance than anything else and doesn't have to be don't right away. If it gets bigger it will need attention for sure.

I never recommend additives to transmissions as most just swell the seals to slow the leak. and that is usually harmful to the transmission's life.

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