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Need ideas - trans fluid loss

Due to unfortunate radiator failure had to remove tranny. In a hurry, had a used one from bone yard installed and drove it home from shop. Was a little slow engaging but shifted OK. Checked fluid and found it 1/2 qt low - topped it of and seemed fine. After sitting in driveway for a couple of weeks noticed large puddle underneath. Checked fluid and not even registering on dipstick. Now it will not move although it does engage in F & R. What should I check first?

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Try to use the puddle to centralize where the leak is coming from. Common leak points are the seal at the tail shaft where the drive shaft is, the front pump seal, and of course the pan gasket. Also check to be sure the cooler line fittings aren't leaking at either the trans or radiator, and that the cooler line itself isn't compromised or leaking.

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