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It seems my SRT8 (with 7,500 miles) transmission has sprung a leak. It sat all weekend in the garage, drove it to work and home today, and didn't notice anything wrong until my wife told me that there was a puddle of trans fluid on the floor that she had wiped up earlier. I put it up on the lift and sure enough, it was leaking. It seems like it is leaking from the fitting where the electrical wires go in to the transmission at the front passenger side. (see attached picture) I think it only leaked about a 1/8 of a quart, so I don't think any damage is done to the transmission, but who knows since only the certified Chrysler technician can check the fluid level. Is it too much to ask that Chrysler put a $2.00 dipstick on a $48,000.00 car?

I am going to call the dealer in the morning and see what they are going to do, so my question to all of you is...does anyone have any advice? or has anyone had this or a similar problem?
 

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This seems to be a common problem, I had the same leak on my 300c. It was the o-ring from the connection you mentioned. Dealer took less than a day to fix it.
 

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Mopar Time? said:
You mean there is not a trasmission dip stick to measure the fluid ?
John Hennessey actually started a thread about this in performance mods forum. I don't have one on our MSRT8.......


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Mopar Time? said:
You mean there is not a trasmission dip stick to measure the fluid ?
This kind of stuff is happening more and more. MB's dont even have oil dipsticks, BMW's don't have a way for you to check the brake fluid. The times we live in, eh?
 

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Mopar Time? said:
You mean there is not a trasmission dip stick to measure the fluid ?

The regular 300C doesn't have one either. It's a special tool made by Miller tool, part number 9936 (got this part number from this forum on an old post). You don't have to go to the dealer, in fact they would probably look at you like you are crazy. Your local MATCO tool distributor has access to Miller tools. (in case you are not familiar, Matco dealers are mobile and primarily sell to professional mechanics). you can locate a distributor by going to www.matcotools.com.
 

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It seems my SRT8 (with 7,500 miles) transmission has sprung a leak. It sat all weekend in the garage, drove it to work and home today, and didn't notice anything wrong until my wife told me that there was a puddle of trans fluid on the floor that she had wiped up earlier. I put it up on the lift and sure enough, it was leaking. It seems like it is leaking from the fitting where the electrical wires go in to the transmission at the front passenger side. (see attached picture) I think it only leaked about a 1/8 of a quart, so I don't think any damage is done to the transmission, but who knows since only the certified Chrysler technician can check the fluid level. Is it too much to ask that Chrysler put a $2.00 dipstick on a $48,000.00 car?

I am going to call the dealer in the morning and see what they are going to do, so my question to all of you is...does anyone have any advice? or has anyone had this or a similar problem?
I just had this fixed at my dealer. Their tech diagnosed it as an o-ring problem on the electrical sensor fitting. I have a paper towel on the garage floor to see if it still drips after their repair job. While I was at the dealer I had them fix the rear deck spoiler. Mine had a quarter inch of daylight between it and the deck. The dealer's repair job is lousy, its already popping loose.
 
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