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Leaking sometimes, acting weird...? Questions ...?
2000 F450 XLT 7.3 auto crew cab dual wheel utility body with hydrolic dump bed 17k gvw 140k miles
Truck runs and shifts beautifully but then on a hot day last week (95 deg, 80+% humidity) I drove, loaded and dumped the truck about 8 times in an 8 hour day..the last load it started leaking trans fluid pretty good from what looks to be the drip nipple thing in the pan...so I thought it may be the seal had gone bad..?
Let it sit and cool off over night, topped it off with fluid and it didn't leak a drop for abut a week of using it..but now it has started to chug/stahl out when I put it in reverse..the rpms go up and down without being on the pedal, it almost feels like its going to stahl out...but all other gears still shift so perfectly smooth..no hard shifts, no slipping, etc..
But then again on another 90+ degree, loading, dumping, and just running around town it started leaking again pretty good..parked it..cooled off for the night, didn't leak again...untill yesterday ...so what is going on with this intermittent leaking..is this the sign that the trans seal has gone bad and needs replacing? Does the system just need a flushing..? I took it to 3 local shops and none of them want to touch it..haven't had a serious problem with any of my diesels to need a serious mechanic, since a good one is very hard to find in my area...any suggestions?
Its also not throwing any CEL
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