RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: Transmiission Leak on 1998 Lexus GS400

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
I'm experiencing a pretty steady leak from my transmission. This leak is underneath, at the back of the engine, almost lining-up with back of the front wheel well. when I look under, where it's leaking, I see (I think) at least 2 larger bolts. Maybe I should try tightening those??
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Your leak is probably from the front pump seal on the transmission. It could also be at the transmission oil pan gasket but I'm leaning toward front seal which is where the engine and trans are joined. You probably could get a better idea if you looked under the car with a mirror and flashlight. I don't think you need to tighten those bolts unless they're loose. I don't think they are the leak.
Take it to a transmission shop or a Lexus specialist for a diagnosis and estimate.
If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you:
Didn't find what you were looking for?