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Old 02-01-2014, 05:58 AM
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Hose blew off and lost a lot of tranny fluid.

While driving Thursday I started loosing power and knew there was a transmission issue. I pulled into a parking lot to check fluid level. However looking under the truck I saw transmission fluid streaming from all around the radiator area. My first thought was a blown hose. After all the dripping stopped (it was everywhere!) I was able to spot the problem. The hose had slipped off the one of the metal lines from the transmission. Not sure if it was the feed line or the return line. I towed the truck home. I'm hoping that I didn't fry the transmission. I must have driven less than a mile from the time I noticed till I pulled over.

I have no idea how much I lost or how much to add so I figured I would take the opportunity to replace the filter and transmission fluid now.

Is this a good idea or should I just reconnect the hose and add fluid back?

Also, I'm wondering why the hose popped. Weak factory spring clamp? Subzero weather making the fluid too thick? Clogged lines?

I have a I have a 1995 F-250 73 with E4OD transmission. 217k miles.

Any suggestion are much appreciated.

-Mark
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:26 PM
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Well, I'm back up and running. Everything seems back to normal. The transmission was almost empty. I dropped the pan and only recovered about a quart and a half of fluid. I wanted to drain the torque converter but mine didn't have a drain plug on it. I reconnected the hose from the radiator to the line from the transmission. Replaced the filter and added the fluid. I added about 15 quarts of fluid. I still need to drive it, get it warmed up properly, and double check fluid levels, but I'm glad to be back on the road.
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