Well...how big a job is the trans fix?
Here's an idea: does she have any mechanical knowledge? (I'm guessing not.) If not, is she WILLING to learn? As in: would she be willing to help you fix her van?
I don't have the time to get this taken care of in a reasonable time frame and no, I don't think she wants to get into it either. I'm still waiting to hear on her decision regarding the trans shop's quote.
Wow, good job.
This is one of the main reason why I tell everyone that even if you don't work on your own car, you need to know how things work in theory and research / trouble shoot / double check other people's work.
It is leaking from both axle seals and the pan. The shop says they may have pull the tranny to fix it, as they don't know if the shaft is buggered, if it is just the seal or if there is something else going on.
She's decided to pull the plug, send it out to her dad (whose buddy did the tranny swap in the first place) and he's going to replace the seals for free for her and the pan gasket and then she's just going to drive it until it doesn't drive anymore while she saves up for something newer.