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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer, 6 cyl., SOHC Automatic. I'm trying to find a detailed diagram of the transmission of my vehicle. Appraiser looked at it this morning what he and mechanic saw after I filed a claim. Lost all transmission fluid after running over something that then shot up from road hitting somewhere on underside of vehicle somewhere from front doors forward. I don't know anything about transmissions so don't understand the preliminary judgment as to whether this is a covered loss under my insurance or if it was a mechanical failure of some sort. I was told that a chunk came off the top of some chamber and no evidence of any damage on the underside of the vehicle. Thank You

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    Ivan Verdezoto May 11, 2010

    Did you check the hidraulic fluid of the steering system? May be it is from the steering pump and not form the transmission. Was there a change on the driving conditions? did you feel some kind of blowing or motor change?



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Hmm sounds bizarre, I had a '96 exploder with 4wd. my forward drive shaft U joint went bad on a longer than usual trip and vibrated the tail shaft of the transmission until it broke the case. I strongly recommend against any do-it-yourself remedies, What did the adjuster determine? I took the vehicle to a reputable shop to have the tranny repaired, (re-built) $3000+ New case. Two years later it went out again, and another $1500 rebuild. They need a special tool to install some o-rings and it costs over $1000. If it is worth it to you I recommend taking it to a major Ford Factory Certified Shop, (dealer) and having a New Transmission installed, (not rebuilt, re-certified, or any other term for Not New) Make sure it has a nice long warranty period.

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