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tranny oil dripping.. HELP

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by f350dieselemt, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. f350dieselemt

    f350dieselemt Member
    Messages: 89

    HEY guys wuts up.. i got a quick question.. i was plowing and i found red trans fluid on the ground... but then it stopped leaking and i was fine for the rest of the storm.. does anyone know wut this could be? ANY HELP APPRECIATED
     
  2. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    What color is the fuild in your plow pump ? Are you sure it was from your truck ? If you were working the truck hard, the tranny can overheat and push transmission fluid out the vent tube of the transmission. check you fluid level and if it was not changed recently and you are sure it was from your truck get the fluid changed.
     
  3. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    It's probably your front pump seal. Your trans may hav got too hot.
     
  4. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    These guys are right. The trans got hot, too hot. I would change the fluid and filter asap. This may help to prevent toasting the trans. It happened to our '01- F550 a coupla weeks ago, it was puking a little fluid while my guy was plowing. End result...new tansmission.
     
  5. b2driver

    b2driver Member
    from MD
    Messages: 89

    If it only happened once, I'd suspect overheating and check the fluid color. Possibly go ahead and replace it with the filter. If it's brownish in color, definitely replace it. Only if it is a constant leak would I suspect the front seal.
     
  6. sgthawkusmc

    sgthawkusmc Member
    Messages: 76

    This happens to my buddy's F250 all the time. He doesn't have a tranny cooler. Like everyone has said, more than likely it is just the hot trans oil blowing by the front seal. Do you have a cooler? If not, it's a good investment. Very easy to install.
     
  7. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    fluid

    I would check the cooling lines for the tranny..My plow mount is so close to the lines on the cooler, they actually rub...Also, when stacking, if I go to high on a pile and snow/ice goes under the truck, I noticed the lines can rupture/can off the fittings.
     
  8. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    I had a Bronco II that used to overheat the trans in deep snow. I tried to limit that truck to small drives. Try changing the fluid but definitely add an oil cooler if you don't have one!
     
  9. f350dieselemt

    f350dieselemt Member
    Messages: 89

    thanks alot

    ok guys thanks alot it only happened once so i would think that it just got to hot and kinda did like a one time drip.. this happened 4 days ago and it has no dripped a drip since then... big storm coming up today.. i hope the truck will be ok.... guys yur life savers.. thanks alot.
     
  10. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Have a look at your transfer case and make sure the leak is not coming from there. I had the output shaft seals leaking on one of my trucks.
     
  11. Wolfies L&L

    Wolfies L&L Member
    Messages: 35

    I would check the seals around the gasket around the pan, and also around where the bolts are that hold the pan up. I had the same thing happen to a truck I used to have, tightened them up, never dripped again!

    Jason