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Missing transmission fluid??????

I have an '00 F-250, 7.3PSD, 4R100, 6" suspension lift, Banks Power Pack, 35x12.50x18 Toyo M/T's.

After arrival at my destination on a 100 mile tow with a 7000lb travel trailer into the mountains I was 2 quarts low on transmission fluid. Transmission is not dripping anywhere and this is the second time the exact same thing has happened. I do not have a transmission temp guage but it did not "smell" overly hot although the tunnel in the cab was putting off a fair amount of heat. Thoughts??????

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No idea eh? Me either, my guess is it is overheating and burning up and that I'm too dumb to tell the difference between burnt fluid and good fluid!
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no clue here, but will give you a free

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If the fluid is dark brown it is burnt. Your truck should have a trans cooler is it leaking up front anywhere?
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Fluid is certainly still clear and red. No leaks at all, gonna have to crawl around underneath and find this Trans cooler? Never really looked for one.

I get a little MOTOR OIL dripping around the oil pan drain plug (darn brass washer) but thats it.
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Fluid is certainly still clear and red. No leaks at all, gonna have to crawl around underneath and find this Trans cooler? Never really looked for one.

The cooler lines should run up the passenger side frame rail and either into the bottom of your radiator or in front of your radiator to an auxilary cooler. If it's going into the radiator get a bigger cooler that mounts in front of the cooler.

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I get a little MOTOR OIL dripping around the oil pan drain plug (darn brass washer) but thats it.
I have to replaced those every 3 oil change it seams or it will leak.
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