Question about 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

2 Answers

We were leaking fluids (most of them appeared to be red so I assumed the transmission fluids but it also appeared that there might have been some oil too). After driving for a bit there was a lot of smoke coming from under the car. We checked it and there were a TON of fluids all over the bottom of the car. We could not pin point where the leak was coming from or the smoke. When we checked the transmission fluid it was low (and almost out when we had the car on and idling) and the oil was fine. When the tow truck arrived he suggested it might be the front converter seal. Should we check this out? It is something that will need to be taken somewhere or will I be able to do it? Any advice on this topic would help give me guidance on where to go from here. Thank you

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 530 Answers

Although it looked like a "ton of fluid" it may just have been that it's been leaking for awhile and you just noticed it. As for where it's coming from it could be the torque converter seal or it may be a bad transmission pan gasket. The thing is if it's a pan gasket it's much easier to have it replaced along with a transmission fluid and filter change. If it's a converter seal then it means removing the transmission and possible the engine to get at it. Unless you have a lift and or an engine hoist it may be better to have this done. I have never taken my vehicle to a mechanic for anything but faced with pulling the engine and trans I might wish I had, half way through.
Good luck.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Renaissance:

    An user who is expert in 3 categories / brands.

  • Ford Master
  • 1,632 Answers

This is a job for a transmision place to do it.
The seal costs 25 and the work is about 250 plus a case of beer if it is your buddy.
You would need a hoist , tools, expertise how to take out the old seal and a seal setter.
new oil/transaksle fluid, might as well do a transmission flush and new filter while at it would be cheaper. Vitally

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • Vitally Alcher Sep 09, 2009

    This is a job for a transmision place to do it.

    The seal costs 25 and the work is about 250 plus a case of beer if it is your buddy.

    You would need a hoist , tools, expertise how to take out the old seal and a seal setter.

    new oil/transaksle fluid, might as well do a transmission flush and new filter while at it would be cheaper. Vitally

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is the transmission fluid located


Transmission fluid is red, engine oil brownish. Drip some on a piece of paper towel to see the color

Aug 12, 2012 | 1985 Dodge Ram 50

1 Answer

Oil leaking or burning


this can be very simple to solve,after you've driven the car for,say,20 miles or maybe even 15 miles,place a piece of plain brown cardboard under the motor on ground.under the motor.make sure the engines not running,just slide the cardboard under the motor on the ground.you can even put a big piece under the whole front of car,from side to side. your whole motor is in front,including the transmission. black fluid is oil leak,red fluid is transmission fluid. if your engines burning oil,then you'll be adding oil to your engine constantly. depending on how often you drive your vehicle. just remember black fluids oil leak,red fluids,transmission fluid leak. if your motors smoking black while running, that's oil burning with your gas. you may only have a simple issue,your check engine light on? autozone or advance auto parts store can read the codes for free!! thank you,for choosing fixya.com

Feb 20, 2011 | 1998 Plymouth Breeze

3 Answers

My 97 Chevy 1500 is leaking out from the bottom . Wat cud it possibly be?


Well, lets see... it could be engine oil, it could be coolant/antifreeze, it could be brake fluid, it could be power steering fluid, it could be windshield washer fluid, it could be transmission fluid, it could be gas, it could be differential gear oil.

Dec 18, 2010 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

There is red oil leaking beneath our dodge grand caravan 2007


transmission leak. take to transmission shop for estimate--this is not a do it yourself repair.

Oct 05, 2010 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do you sheck the transmition fluid


02/'03 L200/L300's don't have transmission dipsticks most likely reflecting Saturn's confidence of a leak-free transmission, leaving only a red fill cap on the transmission. The actual method for checking transmission level is a very abnormal method; parking on a level surface, removing the transmission oil level bolt/cap from the transmission, observing whether or not fluid flows out. Excess fluid will flow out automatically establishing the proper level and amount of transmission fluid. Less would mean topping off by pouring some into the top access fill hole and observing if fluid flows out the leveled drain hole until fluid flows out. This would indicate proper levels and replacing the top and access plug is all that's necessary. Messy as compared to the old method. The access bolt will be sized differently from the other bolts holding the transmission sump on. I would assume your '01 L200 is the same. Use regular Dexron ATF red transmission fluid.


Dec 10, 2009 | 2001 Saturn L-Series

3 Answers

Irt leaks reddish oil


This is transmission fluid. If it leaks between the motor and the transmission, the seal for the torque converter is probably leaking. If you have transmission cooler lines, check to see if there is a loose connection. The oil can run down the outside of the line and drip at the lowest point.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2004 Chrysler Voyager

2 Answers

Car is leaking fluid under driver's side - checked the oil levels and it seems fine... (i drive a 97 toyota camry) in addition, i blotted tissue on the leak - it seems like it was almost a dark red,...


A dark red or burgundy color fluid most likely means you have a transmission fluid leak.

Warm you car up for 5-10 minutes and check your transmission fluid level while it's running and you will likely find it to be low.

Sep 30, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Camry

3 Answers

Leaking red fluid


The red fluid is transmission fluid, check the transmission fluid level, if it get's to low the transmission will burn out and your looking at a expensive job.
The fluid could be leaking from the transmission cooler line to the radiator in front of the car. Have it repaired and keep an eye on the fluid level to the transmission. Note: transmission fluid is flammable and may catch fire if slashed on to any hot area's like the exhaust.
Good luck and hope this helps.

May 26, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

I have an oil leak in my 95 thunderbird v8, not the oil pump as far as I can tell, new oil filter, dont think its the sending unit, need a copy of a diagram that shows where all hard lines for oil are...


that has to be transmission fluid is the fluid that is leaking red ?
coming from a tranny cooling line to the radiator.
you motor oil is in your block and held in your oil pan. no where it can leak at that rate except thru the oil sending unit is gone ( missing )
hope2help shack

Apr 18, 2009 | 1995 Ford Thunderbird

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Ford Explorer Limited Logo

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5501 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...