5R110 Transmission Help
EDIT: Since I couldn't keep is short, here's the cliff notes version, read below for the symptoms and all. Trans is leaking from the top of the housing somewhere. My question is what the hell is up there to leak?
I'll try to keep this short and sweet, not one of my strong suites. Basically I have a 05 250, noticed the last few days it took a little longer than normal to go into gear, and slipped a little on the 3-5 shift. I have been loading tunes the last few days, and attributed it to the trans learning. Well, it kept doing it, and last night it stopped locking the converter, then today felt it had no power, then eventually started slipping really bad in all gears, pulled over (luckily into an advance auto parking lot) and checked fluid, I put 3-4 quarts in, and all better. It was raining cats and dogs, so I couldn't really investigate right then, plus as usual I was late for something or another, and had to get going.
On the way home, it began flashing the tow/haul light, and eventually threw a check engine light, a P0741, which is the converter lockup solenoid code, and was starting to take longer to engage into drive/reverse. It finally stopped raining, so I crawled under to look and it had leaked trans fluid everywhere, which obviously explains why it was low. I cleaned it all up with brake clean, bone dry. Started it up, let it idle for about 5 minutes, nothing, not a drip. Drove it around the block, and checked again, it had fluid leaking from the top of the transmission running down the sides to the bottom. Not necessarily the bell housing, just the upperside somewhere, actually looked like it was coming from about 2/3's of the way back from the "front" or bellhousing area, again on top of the transmission.
I said I was gonna keep it short and sweet, but clearly that didn't pan out. Sorry. Anyway, I'm sure the converter not locking, and the delayed gear engagement and all is obviously related to the loss of fluid...but what would be leaking on top of the transmission? It appears to be leaking from the rear area, but hard to tell at night without any real tools/mirror or something. I'm not too terribly familiar with the 5R110, but I can't think of anything that would cause it to leak like that on top of the trans housing.
Any thoughts? I need to fix this asap, just got it running again after bad injectors, and now this. I haven't researched this much yet, but it's not exactly easy to search for on here, or google for that matter. Thanks. I really appreciate the help. Jared.
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