transmission oil leak from 2001 honda accord lx. on 2001 Honda Accord

I own a honda accord 2001 lx, recently I visited a honda dealer they told me that there is leak from my transmission, they advised me to replace the transmission but it cost me around 4grands. My question is who can in detail inspect the severity of this problem as they are not ready to open the trans, If it's not much severe I can use the trans which I got on vehicle else no choice left replacing it. (Approximate mileage is 82,000 and my monthly mileage is around 900Miles).

by in Auburn Hills, MI on December 07, 2012
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , December 07, 2012
The severity of the problem would be determined by two things ....1) how much fluid do you add to trans. each month?.......2) are you getting any vibration or noise from the trans right now?.....To properly check fluid level on your car it should be at 'operating' temperature (Honda recommends 10 miles driven) then shut off on LEVEL ground and check the dipstick after approximately 1 minute of it being shut off.
COMMENT by , April 09, 2013
Sorry for the late reply. I changed my cars trans oil in 3 months, even if it's not completely dry. (Just for the precaution for trans fluid contamination). I am not getting any vibrations from Trans but there will be little bit hard push on accelerator pedal required (Engine RPM reved upto 3000RPM) in order to shift from 1st gear to 2nd, then I'll get little bit push from vehicle too when it engages in 2nd gear.
ANSWER by , December 08, 2012
I have to agree with answer 1. What area is the fluid coming from, where is it leaking. A leak does not warrant trans. replacement unless the case is worn or porous.
COMMENT by , April 09, 2013
It's coming from front of the transmission. I checked with dealer they said that your cars differential bearing worn out and that's why trans needs replacement.