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2001 Ford Windstar transmission is leaking fluid

On a trip home from Steamboat Springs, Co. my transmission started leaking. It only has 53,000 miles. All of my gears are working fine. it is not slipping. I just can't seem to keep fluid in it. It seems that the fluid is "blowing" all over the engine under the hood. Someone suggested checking the gearbox gasket??? Could this be the problem. What gasket and where?

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  • Joe Hawthorn
    Joe Hawthorn Feb 16, 2009

    I also have a trany leak. It is coming from near the bottom of rad, where 2 flex lines feed into, and there is a sensor that goes to the fan. Dont know what the part is called,but it is attached to the metal near bottom of rad by 1 small bolt. Only leaks after a warmup of 3 minutes. How can I fix the leak.What is this part called that has 2 hoses, one on both sides and a electrical sensor on the top port that goes to the fans
    Thank you...Joe

  • broke wind Apr 18, 2009

    I have a trans oil leak in my 2001 Ford Windstar.

    the leak just started i lost approx 3/4 of a quart in my drive way.



    after jacking the vehicle up i found the leak between the trans bell housing and rear engine block. there appears to be a aluminum cover plate / dust plate were the trans oil is dripping from.



    Any clue????

    Please help

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I would have it de-greased thoroughly,make sure fluid is at correct level, then operate it for short drives at operating temperature,checking frequently for the first sign of a leak.Check the cooler lines and the vent, If it is running to hot or over full it will "blow" excess out vent.Hope this helps.

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