Hello, I have a 97 f250 4x4 with the automatic e4od transmission. I was towing a car on a car hauler through the mountains and my trans began to overheat. I was able to make it all the way home by adding trans fluid and not stopping. Once I got home and allowed truck to cool, the trans would only leak a few drops a day. I read online that it can push the front seal out and it heals itself once cool.
Well a weak ago i was pulling two little jetskis on flat ground and it did the same thing. Coated the jet skis with trans fluid and ruined my day. I want to fix this. I pulled the trans and have the pump out of the trans.
I want to know which seals i should replace. Everyone says the front seal but i am unsure towards which one that is. I see there is a a pump seal, torque converter seal, a seal that sits behind the pump and one that goes around the pump. Visually they look fine to me but they still could be worn out.
I also noticed that my torque converter has some notches on the metal shaft sticking out of it. Signs of wear. The truck shifts pretty smooth and firm, well for a 97 with 260k miles its definately not bad.
I also cleaned out the oil cooler lines with brake parts cleaner to make sure it runs cool from now on, as i dont have a trans temp gauge yet. I plan on buying one.
Heres some pictures of the t.c.
Any input would really help, i need to get this truck back on the road. Thanks guys