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I am leaking coolant between the oil pan and the transmission and dont know why its leaking. Its a 2001 ford ranger

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  • stanHetrick Sep 15, 2008

    My Windstar is leaking transmission fluid between the oil pan and the transmission pan. Doesn't look to be from the drive boot. Any ideas of what it could be?



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There is a freeze plug located on the engine block behind the bell housing thats prob leaking . sory the only way to get to it is to pull the engine.

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If you can reach freeze plug sand it and put sealant to stop leak

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