We recently had both front LCAs replaced due to worn bushings (evident through premature outer edge tire wear).
About a week and a half later, we started noticing spots in the driveway and garage.
Today, I checked the Oil, and it was a little low, but still within spec, and the transmission fluid...
The trans fluid was not even showing up on the dipstick (yes, it was warm and running).
I added a quart with it still running, and it is still not showing up on the dipstick. I'm going to go get more now and keep trying until it is leveled up.
I took some pictures. I'm not a FWD person, so i don't know much about it, but it looks like the transmission is leaking near the CV boot? I'm not *sure* what the terminology for all these parts is, having only owned and worked on RWD vehicles for the past 20 years before this. Here are some pictures of the fluid soaked areas.
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Any ideas of common problems like this? Could this be due to an error made during the replacement of the LCA? Maybe just an otherwise worn part that was pushed past its limits during the LCA replacement?
Any ideas on what to do before I take it to the shop would be much appreciated. I'm have no problem tearing it down with instructions. Finding the time is the hardest part...
Thanks in advance for any ideas or guidance on how to proceed.