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Old 08-24-2010, 04:48 PM
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Exclamation 2001 F250 spillingtranny fluid while pulling camper

I have a 01 250 with the 7.3 and was recently returning from a camping trip running around 65-70 mph and noticed smoke from the rear of the truck. Pulled over to investigate and found that tranny fluid was leaking from the overflow spout directly behind the oil pan. Truck was changing gears fine and was not showing a high tempurature. Got off and let the truck cool down and added one quart of tranny fluid which it then showed that it was full. Continued home and checked several times and found no more leak from the overflow spout. Couple questions, is this something anyone else has dealt with, is this supposed to over flow out of the spout and what can I do to keep if from happening again. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:53 PM
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that has happened to several people I know. I dont know why. THe trans coolers in the 7.3 is small to begin with. You can do a 6.0 cooler in it as a mod(much larger, bolts right it..
I would change the fluid and filter soon.(add a new cooler if you can)
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:20 PM
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Thanks alot for the help. Does it matter what year of 6.0 I look at for the part or is there a specific part number. Would this be something I could get from a salvage yard?
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No, all the 6.0s, 03 thru 07 will work. I would not want used, incase there garbage in it. What if the trans was going bad an theres debree in a used one. "diesel site" sells some aftermarket ones. Check some of the venders here.
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Used are ok if you flush it out with some brake clean and lots of water before you use it
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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Listen to these guys for the 6.0 cooler! I didn't & went with the largest B&M cooler that has a fan, didn't really fit that great & it's not nearly the size of the 6.0 cooler. It was less $ (New vs New), but as I was installing it, I was wishing I went with the 6.0. Not only was the B&M not a bolt in (like the 6.0) But I had to wire the thermostat switch off an ignition 12V+, and since I don't like wiring fans direct to the switch, I to wire in a relay as well.

My stock 7.3 cooler was caked with mud on most of it, and by the short amount I've driven it since installing the B&M it seems as though it was clogged internally as well.

Guess we'll see how the B&M does next weekend pulling the toy hauler..
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