Leaking fluid isnt a sign of a failed trans. Replace the axle seal and see if your problem goes away. Had a transmission fluid leak on the passenger side, fairly compentent garage mechanic, so thought I could replace the seal myself, so I did.
Oct 28, 2019 · Automatic Transmission Fluid It is usually not necessary to check the transmission fluid level. The only reason for fluid loss is a transmission leak or overheated transmission. This vehicle is not equipped with a transmission fluid level dipstick. There is a special procedure for checking and changing the transmission fluid in these vehicles.