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post #1 of 15 Old 10-07-2007, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Trans fluid leaking

Trans fluid leaked all over the place, completely gone, and I found a hole underneath the truck where the fluid is possibly held. Any ideas as to how this could have happened and how it can be fixed? Is it a hole or should there be a plug?

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Uh, could you re-ask the question with a little more detail as to this “hole”? Here is a picture of the tranny oil pan Shutterfly | Slideshow


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Ok...i have looked everywhere...no hole. The thing I thought was a hole is normal.

I towed an 18ft crestliner boat. I did not take it out of overdrive. Could this have been the problem for the trans fluid leaking? But still, it does not make sense...
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the hole you are looking at might be the weep hole in the bell housing cover...i.e. under the truck-right between the engine and transmission- there is a 6 inch wide 1/2 circle plate with a hole in the bottom. It is normal to see a little drop there...it's a Ford.

Your leak to lose that much fluid could / should start looking under the hood for a bad cooler line. If you see a bunch of fluid under the hood start looking at the lines...fill er up, start er up and watch the sprinkler show (recommend goggles). Atleast that is what I have always seen.
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Were on the truck is it leaking,front,back or middle,is it possible you got it hot andit came out the overflow?
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Not sure where it came from. Looked like it was coming out of that hole. I guess not.

This happened after towing for an hour and 45 minutes. Boat weighs no more than 2,000 pounds.

After refilling the trans fluid after it all leaked out, it has been fine after normal driving. Have not towed the boat again.

Talked to a mechanic and he said something about it getting too hot and the torque seal being loose?

Could this have happened from towing in overdrive?

Sorry, dont know much about trucks. Still learning. Thanks!
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anyone? thanks
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Why not fill the tranny and then start the truck up and get under there and see where it's coming from? It should be real obvious to spot. Assuming there is no damage to the pan and the drain plug is still in place then the most likely places to look are the cooler and the hoses that go to/from the cooler to the tranny.

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Me & my brother were at atruck shoe in acruise line when someone stopped us said something was leaking,was tranny. Fluid was comming out of converter cover, was leaking out of front pump seal, let it cool down, was fine rest of day.
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Like I said, it is no longer leaking. It has been fine for 2 weeks, but I'm weary about towing again am I'm confused as to why it was leaking.
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