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I have a 2000 Toyota Camry V6 LE with 121,000 miles

I've been noticing a leak and when I checked the oil on the road it had the red tint to in meaning it's transmission fluid. I would say it's a moderate leak. My transmission drives fine, but it will show up on the road if I'm parked over 3 hours and definitely needs to be taken care of.

I called the shop and asked for an estimate, and without them seeing the car it could range from $20 to $2k. I'm taking it in, but I'd like to have a better idea of what I might be in for. Has anyone else had this problem before?
 

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You have to look under the car see where its leaking from. It could be the pan gasket, a hose or a output shaft seal.

We cant give you any ideas untill you look....
 

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A lot depends on where the leak is coming from... Could be a cheap fix or the transmission could have to come out. No way of knowing without actually seeing it.
 

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The power steering system uses ATF too. So it could be a power steering leak. More likely, actually. How big is the leak?... watch the level in the power steering reservoir. It doesn't hold much, so a smallish leak will show up.
 
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