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Transmission Leak where drive shaft slip into transmission

My 1997 Econoline has a small Transmission fluid leak where drive shaft slips into transmission. Have any Idea for repair costs? Is this a sign of something significant getting ready to fail?

The econoline van is a 1997 E150 with the 5.4L engine

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  • thoran1959_2 Jan 02, 2009

    Was not sure if solution is applicable because the Econoline is rear wheel drive.

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You need to replace the half shaft.if it continues to leak it will only get worse and you could end up losing the transmission

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 02, 2009

    you may just need to put in a rubber grommet

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