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Old 03-15-2013, 09:27 AM
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Leaking Transmission Fluid

I have a 2004 F350 6.0 Torqueshift 4X4 Crewcab Dually. It is leaking transmission fluid between the bellhousing and the engine. It seems to be ok when recently driven but when the truck sits for a while then the leak starts again. Am going to pull the transmission needed to know what to look for?

I attached a picture to show where the fluid is coming from. It also comes out around the starter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:27 AM
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Is it ELC (red coolant) or trans fluid?

Weepage out of the front seal is possible, but if you don't get anything more than a few drops when sitting for a long time and it goes away when regularly driven, it may not be worth fixing. How long does it sit before this typically happens?

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Thought is was transmission fluid but it tasted sweet. Looks like it is ELC coolant. Where could it be leaking from on the back of the engine by the starter and bell housing? Normally starts leaking after sitting for several hours.

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Thought is was transmission fluid but it tasted sweet. Looks like it is ELC coolant. Where could it be leaking from on the back of the engine by the starter and bell housing? Normally starts leaking after sitting for several hours.

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Am wondering the same thing. I just had studs gaskets and y pipe replaced. It's been about a month or so and now I have a red spot. Not sure if it's trans or coolant but the mechanic said he believed they used green coolant. I just found it 2 days ago and haven't had time to test it. I think it's the trans but I'm hoping it's coolant so they will fix it under warranty.
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