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leaking trans cant figure out were its coming from

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snowplowpro, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    I have a 96 f250 with e40d trans I put fluid in it and ran it . After I parked it about ten minutes later it leaked out but cannot find were its coming from.
    Any ideas would be great.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Have you looked underneath and visually looked?
     
  3. 03fordboss

    03fordboss Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 47

    Why did you add fluid? Did you overheat it? Could be the overflow vent.
     
  4. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    I looked underneath and the pan was wet with fluid
    I added fluid cause when I checked the dipstick there was nothing on it so I thought the trans had no fluid so I put a little in .
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Well your gunna have to clean it all off and start fresh
     
  6. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    my other question is could the gasket be a minor leaking problem like will it leak out if gasket is bad.
     
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Was it running when you checked it? I know its a dumb question but you never know.
     
  8. CornerStoneProp

    CornerStoneProp Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    how rusty is the pan itself?
     
  9. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    it was ruuning when I checked it and the pan is not rotted but it is starting to pit but nothing major.
     
  10. Jim74

    Jim74 Member
    Messages: 50

    I had the adaptor plate that connects the tranny to the transfer case crack on me once on a 97 I had.
     
  11. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Check your cooling lines. Look for fluid trails down the sides of the case. Look at the drive shaft seal. Look at the dip stick tube and seal. Wipe off the bottom cover and see how quick it gets wet again. They can rust out and weep fluid.
     
  12. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Check trans lines. Check the fluid level in the transfer case to make sure its not transferring fluid. Also the gasket between the trans and transfer case is a known leaking point. It looks like the pans leaking but its not. Its the gasket between the trans and transfer case
     
  13. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    well knock on wood I changed the trans pan gasket and so far no leaks
     
  14. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    If it does leak again. You can buy a pan for a 4r100 and the gasket for it. Its reusable and isn't garbage like the rubber or cork ones