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Question Oil problems

Hello folks, I am new to this forum. Pipelayersdh, and Rodslinger suggested I post my problems here. So, here go!


I have a 2002 F-250 Crew Cab. Troubles started between Helen Ga, and Hiawassee GA. Pulling a 36' 5th wheel. Lots of steep grades. About 800' from the top, I noticed a lot of smoke coming from the truck, about that time, trans stopped pulling. Lucky we were in a passing lane. Long story short, called a wreaker, he showed up with a case of trans fluid. Took 7 quarts, but it made it into the campground. No problems with it, till we got back. Seems the trans is working ok now. Just don't know why I lost all the fluid. Gauges all seemed ok. Pulled camper back to Florida just fine. (took a different route).

When we go back, Noticed a puddle of Oil under the dust cover. Looks like it is dropping about an ounce every day or so, puddle about the size of a coffee can bottom. I thought it was a rear main seal, but now after reading some of the info on this site, I am not sure. Where should I start?



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Do you have an aftermarket trans gauge? Sounds like it got hot and the seal is going bad.

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Trans Gauge

Got the factory one in the dash. I have installed the Hypertech power programmer III. Wonder if this may have done something. We have not had any problems with the Trans since that one time.

Also, when it stopped, it looked like it was comming from the front of the truck. Like the Radiator was leaking.

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Hey Rodslinger,

Still having the problems. Not sure where exactly to look now.

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Is it only doing it while towing? If so I would invest in an aftermarket gauge and aux cooler. The stock gauge registers slowly and you could have a heat problem and not even know it.

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Sounds like you need too pull the transmission and have a front pump bushing and seal installed. And if the T/C is discolored Replace it too.

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