Transmission fluid leaking from the overflow or vent tube or the
Lines connecting to some sort of plastic reservoir under the suburban? This resevoir is mounted near the tail section of the transfer case on this 2005 chevy 4x4 suburban. What could be the cause. Was towing a small trailer up hills in 100 degree weather when occured.
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Hi Chris. Not very familiar with these particular transmissions, but if the tube is "dripping" fluid and not "spraying" fluid, I would have to say that this tube may be some sort of pressure relief or overflow as you had suggested. Did you have the transmission serviced or add fluid recently? If so, I'd guess that it may have been slightly overfilled. As you drive your truck and the fluid in the transmission heats up it expands and fluid pressure can/will increase. If the system pressure is too high it can do as much internal damage to your transmission as running low on fluid will. This tube may the outlet of a pressure relief device. Keep an eye on it... if it persists I'd have someone qualified take a look.
Hello, If it is overflowing fluid you have a problem in the pump or reservoir drain(supply) line. If there appears to be air bubbles in the reservoir, look at the supply line that comes off of the bottom of the reservoir.
The supply line goes to the front of the truck (You did not indicate vehicle) and there usually is a small fluid cooler that it attaches to. The supply line itself has both metal and rubber sections and where the supply line is clipped to the frame with plastic clips it corrodes. The line has a habit of rusting in this fixture and when a small hole is formed, it will draw in air. Often the fluid will leak against the frame and be concealed and blown off from the wind passing under the vehicle when driving.
The fluid flows in a loop, and if the fluid is collecting on top by the reservoir, it is not draining and flowing fast enough to clear the reservoir. You could also be overfilled and as the fluid heats up it will expand. Check your fluid levels.
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the reason your trans blows out fluid after you changed the battery is because the original battery is connected to the ****** vent tube i also had this problemb .i thought the vent tube was for the battery but it is for the transmission solution dont reconnect it to the new battery it dont vent the same and plugs off the vent tube builds up pressure in the trans and bows back out the fill tube ! why ford connected the tanny to the battery ill never know . stuppidty !!!
this is the line going from your master cylinder i believ. take it to a shop for repair unless you know how to replace it. and be vary vary cautious bringing it to a shop because if i am right you will loose your clutch and not not be able to get it into gear if you stop. and if you let me know what year it is i can maybe tell you how to replace this your self.
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I'm guessing you may have figured this out by now but I had to do it recently.
First drain the fluid from the reservoir. Then remove the car battery. Then the battery tray. I believe it was held on with about 4-5 bolts...one of which threads into a retainer clip on the reservoir itself. Now you have cleared the way to remove the reservoir. It is held in by a few bolts that are accessible from the top side and bottom both. You will have to get on your back and get to those with a ratchet. It will be obvious where these are upon inspection. And finally there is a plastic retainer that goes through the plastic inner fender into a retaining hole in the reservoir. Firmly but carefully separate it from this plastic retainer...you'll probably have to reuse it. After you do that the reservoir is free to move. Unhook the wire harnesses to the fluid pumps. Unhook the lines to the to pumps. Now just pull the reservoir out through the bottom of the car.
There is a feed hose under there that goes to the bottom of the reservoir. Look around the edge of the reservoir, and you'll see three locating screws, philips head. Remove these and you can tilt the reservoir up and out of the way to look and see if you can see a disconnected hose underneath.