Car Information:
Mazda 626
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 4 cylinder
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Looking to purchase this car, but; unsure how expensive this problem could be. The transmission starts to leak after driving for approx. 30 minutes, but does not leak when cool.


Best advice I can give you is explain to the seller you must have the vehicle checked and evaluated by Magic Mechanic so you know what you’re getting into before you buy the car. This shouldn’t be a problem considering a transmission replacement may be as much as he’s asking for the car! In many cases a transmission cooler line will swell internally and reduce fluid flow through the cooler and cause the transmission fluid to overheat and boil and escape out the overflow. It looks like a major problem but sometimes can be fixed for less the a hundred bucks! A pre purchase inspection is $84.50 and that will include the leak diagnosis.

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