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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Re: 2001 Ford Windstar transmission is leaking fluid
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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SOUND LIKE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE FITTING AT THE RADIATOR EITHER CAME LOOSE OR THE LINE BROKE RUPTURE.IT WOULD THAT LINE TO BREAK TO LEAK OUT ALL TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUID SINCE FLUID UNDER PUMP PRESSURE.FILL TRANSMISSION BACK UP WITH FLUID AND FIND THE LEAK.DONT DRIVE UNTIL LEAK FOUND OR YOU COULD DAMAGE THE TRANSMISSION.
Sorry!,..More than likely the front seal of the transmission has actually cut a groove into the torque convertor neck.I have seen these hundreds of times, when the van is hot the seal wont hold the fluid pressure behind it and trans fluid will leak past...also the lines/hoses are on the side of this transmission..the vent is located on top of this trans near the main connector,.not in the front(Ax4n).,, seriously go to an accredited trans shop only for this repairATRA......again sorry for the bad new..Bob Stinson
you most likely have overheated the trans. and it has blown the fluid either out of the vent on top or out the dipstick tube its self. most cases just a top off and you should be good... there is also a tsb on re-routing the vent tube so it doesnt clog as easy