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post #1 of 22 Old 12-23-2012, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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06 trans fluid leak after stud job w cab off

I recently had my studs and all done and they did it w the cab off...

I noticed today I was leaking trans fluid when idling. I'll post a pic of where its dropping from. It looks like it may be running down the lines from the cooler but I'm not familiar enough w the transmission cooling system on the ford to say. Is there a common leak point for these trucks? After having the cab off?06 trans fluid leak after stud job w cab off-imageuploadedbyag-free1356287719.407646.jpg06 trans fluid leak after stud job w cab off-imageuploadedbyag-free1356287737.301354.jpg

This is the right front tire. I put cat litter on it hoping to soak it up off my brand new drive way...fml...




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no common fail point u will have to crawl around to source it

but they likley disconnected the cooler lines at the radiator so check there

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I added a little fluid. We're on the way to the inlaws...I'd much rather be tracing the leak lol.

I hope it's something simple. It's just started. The last couple days.


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LOL I hear that

hopefully a loose connection

use only Mercon LV or SP

10-4?

there is a filter housing up there also with connections

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LOL I hear that

hopefully a loose connection

use only Mercon LV or SP

10-4?
Will do. I always use Mercon. I need to do a flush anyway. It's about time. Are the fittings like dodge uses? Just a snap style?


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I haven't had to break on loose yet so IDK

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a fluid leak in that area could be the cooler lines or dipstick tube but that isn't typically where you would disconnect them for a cab off job. usually the lines are disconnected where they go into the radiator

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a fluid leak in that area could be the cooler lines or dipstick tube but that isn't typically where you would disconnect them for a cab off job. usually the lines are disconnected where they go into the radiator
If you're familiar w the lines...there's 2 right inside the left front tire..it's dropping from right there...but being the lowest point , it naturally would. I'm assuming those 2 lines go into the radiator.

I'm feeling a little better about it as its still a good bit away from the transmission lol




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Do you have cat elc coolant? Mine looked like a transmission leak but it was my o ring on my egr delete. It leaked all the way down the block to my xmsn cooler lines all the way back to the xmsn. Check your hose going to your egr cooler to the oil cooler and where the egr cooler and the intake mate up.
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I do. Come to think of it...I've smelled coolant....


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