Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your F-250 Super Duty's owner's manual. We run a used oil furnace in the shop and it will burn trans fluid so that was making me nervous as well. I'm ordering the parts online and want to get it right the first time. I suspected a leaking head gasket or cracked which could be your problem , and was preparing to take the head off when she was on Christmas break from college. When it becomes brittle it loses its elasticity and can no longer hold fluid back. When I looked underneath the truck it was primarily dripping from the oil filter canister but also from a couple of other places.
I would first remove both of them and clean them up with an electronic specific cleaner. . Or keep adding till it is fixed. However, depending on how overfilled it is, the leak could cause damage to both seals and gaskets from the fluid trying to find a way to escape. Symptoms of an overheating transmission will include brown or black transmission fluid that has a burnt smell.
This truck has always been on clients drivways have never had a leak. If the leak is caused by rusted out line you'll want to do a thorough inspection on the rest of your lines as well because the pressure in the lines can cause it to start leaking at the next rusted and weak point. Probably located on driver's side of the radiator, one will be near top of radiator, and one near the bottom. Is there a place in the cowl that will hold water and leak? I hope its just a gasket and it is not cracked. I crawled under to check it out and it appears to be above the flywheel. Then you can remove the oil pan and replace the old gasket with a new one, refill with the proper amount of oil. The hard line is tight in the fitting and corroded.
Not sure of the trans model though. That being said, my customer told me to fill it up, he payed for the tow and fluid and hit the road. If the fluid is too high, you'll need to drain some out. They are just a quick away from helping you out. Step 4 - Seal leaks A leak from a seal can be hard to diagnose as the majority of the seals are internal.
It has a fair bit of idle time but has not been worked. I topped it off and traveled about 10 minutes on surface streets to my next stop. Funny the dealer didn't even suggest such a thing. Driving an addition 1 to 2 miles after the engine has warmed up should be enough to warm up the transmission, too. Anyway, thank you for the help. This only happens when I am backing up under a load.
It would seem to me that a two piece seal like that would start leaking prematurely. While this won't normally cause overheating issues, it can lead to other problems. Don't know who to trust or what some thing like this should run to repair? Depending on the extent of the damage, you can splice in a patch line for pin sized holes. This article applies to the Ford Super Duty 2004-2014. This kind of leak can be very hard to find! Unscrewed the fill plug and a lot of pressure is released. Now it's leaking while ideling!! I was thinking it wa the torque conver myself so replacing the tourqe conver should fix the porblem??? A transmission that is leaking fluid might not be doing it while sitting still, meaning it might not be leaving pink puddles on your drive way. The issue is that the seal is now weakened and damaged, and as soon as the truck is put back on the road and it gets hot again, the seal will leak.
Metal shavings and broken parts can accumulate in the piping, causing a clog. The inside of the rotor was wet with oil. To fix it you'll simply need to drain some fluid by partially un-bolting the transmission pan until the fluid is within the proper range. I pull a trailer about 4,000 miles a year and had a rebuilt Ford transmision put in, Oct. Hopefully, it's only the lines and may just need tightening to stop the leak.
Also, I'm going to have the transmission out anyway, so how many hours would it probably take to just replace the seal at that point? My neighbor is a mechanic of sorts and I asked him about it. You may post sale items for free in the Classifieds section. It could be a small leak that only leaks under pressure when the car is hot and the water is evaporating as fast as it leaks out. If the transmission has a lot of miles on it, then the hub on the torque converter may have worn where is makes contact with the front seal. Sep 08, 2011 I just checked for technical service bulletins and there is nothing for leaks from tranny or lines. Line leaks can be caused by rusted, cracked, or punctured lines. My mechanic screwed up three times? The cooler has basic instructions and is fairly easy to install in-line to correct the leak.
From where, exactly, is more difficult to determine. In this case the converter will need to be replaced. I have an appointment at the dealer on Friday to see whats wrong. Your Name: Your Email: Message: Type Code in box: Code is case-sensitive. Your problem could be pretty simple. Is there a common fix for this issue? I do not know what the part is called or named. If you don't, water in the transmission fluid can seriously damage the transmission.