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Transmission Overheats

1994 F-350 7.3 Non-Powerstroke. When towing a heavy load the transmission overheats and dumps fluid. What's up with that?
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What exactly do you mean dumps fluid, where? and how much?

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The "bottom front" has a tube sticking down about the size of a straw, it dumps it there and dumps several quarts.
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Don't know, this truck is completely stock
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i would suggest putting some gauges in it.. that way you can monitor what its doing... knowing the temps your hitting while your towing is crucial
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im sure you know but make sure the fluid level is good and check it warm, and i think that might be a tranny cooler line? Im not sure though

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2 10" Kenwood Excelon Subs
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if you get guages you can see what temp your tranny is running at and that will get you started. "Tanks library" has a tranny temp chart where you can estimate miles until failure based on operating temp.

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Maybe this will scare you into gauges. Even at this hot my tranny has not dumped fluid.


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