Transmission Oil Leak
|Leak around bolt on top|
|Bolt location prior to checking|
Now, what it turned out to be, and no idea how long it was like this, is this bolt was loose, very very very loose.. Did I say very? Turned it quite a few turns by my fingers alone, which isn't a really good sign.
|Tight, clean, leak free!|
Final note on this. I knew before hand, but somehow didn't remember (surprising, right?), that automatic transmissions need to be checked while engine is idling and transmission is NOT in gear (neutral). Turns out I was checking fluid level while engine was off, just like we do engine oil. Bad move, real bad move. Had thought it was overfull, and prior to Vashon had thought it was in the normal range, until I kept seeing fluid showing up under transmission, especially when parked on odd angles. Word to the wise, check transmission fluid dipstick on level ground, with engine running, in idle mode, for couple minutes. Clean stick off, insert, check, and done.