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Ford transmission leak question

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by taburk, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. taburk

    taburk Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1

    I have a 91 Ford F250 with a western plow. I was plowing a new drive today and was pushing snow across to the other side of the road and found out rather abruptly that there was a ditch there. No problem I was able to pull ahead and backed the truck out and continued to plow. While finishing up the job I noticed transmission fluid in the snow. I checked out the situation and have fluid comming out the inspection cover. I asume that I probably blew the front transmission seal, but I wonder if the front end being down in the ditch could have over filled the torque converter? Any ideas before I start removing the transmission?
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    It probably wasn't the act of landing in the ditch. Your trans probably overheated. It is very common. What color is the trans fluid? If it a dark reddish brown, I would suspect overheating. I believe you have the E4OD trans. If so, make sure you take it to a GOOD trans shop. Not many shops are really good with the E4OD. In the process of rebuilding, there are a lot of aluminum parts that should be swapped out with steel. I would also recommend a heavy duty pump. Your trans probably has a heavy duty torque converter but I would opt for an ATC triple lock converter. It is a bit pricey ($800.00) but well worth it. If money and time are no object, send your trans to Brians Truck Shop. I know he has a web site somewhere so look him up on Google. He is the God of E4OD trans. A rebuild from him will set you back about $3500.00 but well worth it. His trans are rated for over 500hp and an unimaginable amount of torque.