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Old 12-20-2011, 04:58 AM
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Trans leak

Walked out this a.m. to find a noticeable puddle of ATF on the ground under the truck. I checked all of the pan bolts, and all seemed fine... and it looks like it is leaking out of a hole right above the pan? Is there a weep hole for the transmission above the rear of the pan, passenger side?

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Old 12-20-2011, 04:41 PM
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If there are threads inside the hole you some how lost a plug that goes in there.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:44 AM
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it is threaded... now to figure out what went there?
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Pressure port maybe? Did the prior owner have a trans temp gauge?
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Pressure port maybe? Did the prior owner have a trans temp gauge?
not a clue... I bought it from a dealership. Will do some checking into that. Thanks for the help
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not a clue... I bought it from a dealership. Will do some checking into that. Thanks for the help
Almost looks like someone took a sending unit out of the trans and never replaced the plug. How long ago did you buy it? If with in 90 days, I would bring it back to them and see whats up.
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that is exactly what it is... good call will be getting in touch with them and see what they can do, although doubtful much of anything since I bought it without a warranty.
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that is exactly what it is... good call will be getting in touch with them and see what they can do, although doubtful much of anything since I bought it without a warranty.
It should need a 3/8th or 1/2" npt plug to fit it.

Since your ATF has been open to air I would flush the fluid out.

This is how I did mine...which reminds me I am almost due to do it again...

TikiWiki : 4R100 Transmission Fluid Flush
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:28 AM
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It should need a 3/8th or 1/2" npt plug to fit it.

Since your ATF has been open to air I would flush the fluid out.

This is how I did mine...which reminds me I am almost due to do it again...

TikiWiki : 4R100 Transmission Fluid Flush
Thanks for that link... I had a filter and 2 gallons of ATF ready to do this job this weekend, and I JUST flushed/refilled the T-Case (which makes me wonder if that is where all of this fluid came from, because it was fresh fluid coming out). Guess I have a busy weekend ahead of me...
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upon further inspection, the test port for a temp gauge goes into the driver side of the trans... this hole is on the passenger side. I can't find ANYTHING online telling me what it is or what plugs it. I called the local Ford dealership and they have no clue what I'm talking about.

I'm at a loss right now
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