My 00 Grand Marquis was losing a ton of fluid, it was the dipstick tube.
The car was in an accident, and went over a curb and median at 45 mph. In the process it hit the tranny pan on the median and bent it up. They replaced the pan, but when I got the car back it was leaking a ton. I took it back (mistake, but it was paid for by the insurance company) and they said it was the dipstick tube and they just reseated it. No more leaks, but they didn't replace the filter. They removed the filter, left the oring in the bore, stuck the filter back in place, and put the pan on. The filter was cracked on the plastic side, dented on the metal side, and it was free wheeling over bumps and left turns (you know, the type IN FRONT of oncoming cars). It didn't go back to them, and when I drained the pan (17th quart I had done in the last 5k miles, who knows if they did the torque converter or not) I could see where they had used vice grips or waterpump pliers on it to jam it back in.
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