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Gushing Transmission Fluid - 5S-FE
So today, when I left work my transmission starting shifting oddly. 1-2 shift came very late and when I let off the gas, it hit hard. 2-3 was softer, but when I would accelerate it would sometimes kick out of gear.
Now I've never changed the fluid since I had the car, so I figured a couple spill n' fills should do the trick. Picked up some Type 3 ATF, a 10mm Hex Bit and went to work. First drain was pretty dirty but it didn't smell burnt. Drained a little over 2 quarts. Filled per the spec 2.6 Quarts, then ran it for about 10 minutes. Did it again, another spill, another fill, another 2.6 quarts. Mind you I did this while it was hot, but I'm hoping this doesn't change the fact of what happened next.
Went on a test drive around the block, on my way up the hill it sounded like I was pre-detonating, so I went easy. When I pulled into the driveway, I left a trail of ATF all the way up the hill. Parked on the ramps and shut it off. It was pouring fluid.
I'm wondering if I accidentally overfilled, and if so, blew the Converter shaft seal? Or maybe the fluid was so dirty, putting in clean ATF ate away what ever was holding the seal together? It was dripping from the converter cover so I have a strong suspicion that the seal is gone.
Any help / advice is welcome!