Thanks again for your question! Typically with the product, you would start to notice improvement after about 100-200 miles of driving. Apr 14, 2011 Depends on where the actual puddle is at if it was towards the front of the truck you may want to check for a broken transmission cooler line. This story is about a customer with a Ford F-350 Super Duty dual rear wheel pickup. Since you mentioned all the fluid leaked out over night, it sounds like you have a pretty substantial leak and may be better off replacing the seals. Definiyley go in and talk to them about at least upping your warranty to 100k miles! April- The problems you are having may be related. Inside the sensors o-rings are used to seal where the fluid travels and over time they wear out.
You may want to confirm with the mechanic where exactly the leaks are coming from so that you will be able to determine whether or not BlueDevil would be a good option. Easily search thousands of entries to find exactly what you're looking for. The BlueDevil Transmission Sealer, found here , is intended for leaks in the system that are seeping or dripping. We would recommend checking your transmission fluid level using the dipstick while the car is parked and idling. A hard part repair may be your best option. The car is all stock and it is an amateur race where you just gut the car out and race. May 07, 2011 Sounds like the front seal leaked some fluid.
Thanks again for your question! Kristian- It is very important not to overfill the transmission system. I would check the vent first. While trade discounts vary, it is quite common to find used transmissions for sale at the book value price. Thanks again for your question! Many kudos and thanks to bansheejake for writing this post. It was fine when I ran it it went around the block. If you have an older pickup, then you may have a vacuum line to the back of the transmission that goes to a control valve and sometimes these valves leak and the engine will suck in transmission fluid into the vacuum line and into the engine.
The only way we could see these two problems being related is that your transmission bolts are slightly loose allowing your transmission to move in relation to the engine. I would go into the dealer where you took it to and raise cain! Thanks again for your question! It could be that pressure got so high it was able to push fluid out past the input shaft seal or it could simply be that fluid was able to escape out of the expansion vent. They said the fittings are the problem and the only way to replace them is with a new radiator. An overheating transmission can be the first warning sign to a disastrous outcome if not properly diagnosed and fixed. A spot on the cardboard doesn't necessarily mean that the leak is directly above it. I park the van on a forward grade of approx. Well, we've got the answers! If you are at capacity, you would want to drain enough fluid out to allow for the recommended amount of the BlueDevil Transmission Sealer.
After it stopped smoking I started her up and checked the transmition fluid. Can you replace the whole fitting for one without the quick connect? Thanks again for your question! I have heard of oil change places that forgot to tighten the drain plug after changing the oil and customers got new engines after the plug fell out, but that's a new one. The pan seal, rear tail shaft seal, or the front pump seal are typical. It seems the leak, and the drip which I can see form , is coming from where the line goes into the fitting. I had my transmission mechanic apply this fix to my leaking fittings and that was 2 years ago. The fact that the dipstick was not attached tightly could have allowed fluid to escape more easily.
One last leak you may have is the transmission cooler that is in the radiator or in front of the radiator is leaking. How can I check the line? Based on your description, it would be difficult to say exactly where the leak is coming from. I just spoke to ford after reading your concern so basically you have to file a complaint with nhtsa, i am not sure how many letters they need to start investigatiing the concern with ford explorer, but right now there are over 80 complaints filed at the nhtsa. Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any other questions. It seems to be going into gear fine now. I had a rock in my radiator a few years back.
We would recommend purchasing a replacement grommet for your transmission dipstick tube to stop the leak. Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any further questions. I look under my car. The most likely places for a leak would be at the axle or driveshaft seals so you can check there for damage or evidence of a leak point. Line leaks can be caused by rusted, cracked, or punctured lines.
These were found in the regular and crew cab editions. Your transmission does likely have a breather hose and if you were racing it could have overheated the transmission fluid, which would cause it to expand and possibly overflow. Thanks man, you saved me a huge headache 2 years ago, that I am sure would have returned frequently. I have the identical problem as Bansheejake. Step 4 - Seal leaks A leak from a seal can be hard to diagnose as the majority of the seals are internal.
I bought my vehicle back in September and it sat, up until this month. I suggest parking the truck over some cardboard or paper. The Super Duty series transmissions used in the F350 series consist of two different units. This article applies to the Ford Super Duty 2004-2014 If. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions. Dawn- It sounds like you have a severe leak coming from your transmission.