Hello all. New to the site!
I really am stranded in State College PA (Sunday afternoon, mothers day)
Yesterday my transmission slipped as I accelerated from a stop off the highway exit ramp. It grabbed almost immediately and no problems till I got to my destination about 2 miles down the road…fluid was dripping from the underneath the engine…reddish/pink fluid. Engine was not over heated (according to the gauge). Pulled car off driveway and down the road a bit and transmission was really slipping when trying to accelerate quickly (no issue with slow acceleration). Checked transmission fluid and it was not covering the stick. I thought maybe I burst a transmission coolant line but upon inspection no fluid on that. So I added 1 quart of transmission fluid this morning and started the car to hope to find the leak. No immediate leaking the transmission case, seals or lines. But I did notice that when I started the car the coolant reservoir was “bubbling”. After about 5 minutes to allow the engine to warm and the coolant gauge to come to normal operating range I noticed coolant reservoir/overfill spewing out a pinkish foamy fluid and then checking the transmission fluid level it was drained again (no fluid on stick when running). One last fact…the fluid temp coming from the overflow was cold, so was the radiator fluid after I popped off the radiator cap…but the dashboard temperature coolant gauge was at the mid point/normal operating temperature of the scale.
So my question is…where do I take the car to have it looked at…a transmission shop, or a typical full service mechanic? Any ideas as to what is wrong here? Is the transmission fluid co-mingling with the coolant fluid and if so how does that happen!!!
Thanks in advance…Stranded out of now!