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2001 Ford Windstar transmission fluid leak

I also have a leak and it appears to be leaking between the transmission and the engine. It was leaking quite a bit so I bought some bars leaks and that seem to control the problem for about a week. When my wife got home today from driving the van for about 45min of in town driving it began leaking again. I then started the van and let it idle for about 25min and it didn't appear to leak. We only have 75000 miles on this van and I cannot figure out why it would be leaking. We bough the van used about 5 years ago with 25000 miles on it so I cannot say what happened before that but we have never towed anything with this van. As I read the solution, you mentioned that the tranny could have just overheated and leaked out the vents. I am just looking for any sort of direction to go.

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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

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I have a 2000 ford windstar and it does the same thing. only when the trasmission is fluid is hot. took it to a trans. shop they tell me that it is the converter. when some of the the converter's were built and welded together some of them were miswelded and when the oil heats up the seam expands and thats when it leaks.

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Well make sure that the cooler hoses are not leaking.Most tranny shops dont charge anything to inspect the tranny.

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