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Trans leak, appears to be from front seal

2003 F350 Superduty 4x4
The trans will not leak a drop until it is warm and put in reverse. It leaks in reverse whether it has a load or not. After drive is selected again it will continue to leak a little for a while, a very small steady stream. When in reverse it is a slightly larger steady stream. I check it very frequently so it doesnt run low. My wife drives this P/U quite a bit and I am very afraid it is going to leave her stranded.
The absolute very first time it ever leaked was after going up a pass in Colorado. It started leaking and would not stop until I turned it off and let it sit overnight. That time, the very first time it leaked, was in regular drive gear. I have heard these puke out tranny fluid when they get hot no matter what. This cant be correct. It didnt leak a drop before that first time.
It has 75k miles.
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    Which engine/transmission? The 7.3L (or gasser) with the 4R100 or the 6.0L with the 5R110?



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Jlarson127, problem solved. It broke down on me in Denver. Got the trans rebuilt.
Thanks anyway.

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