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leaking transmission at bell housing

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by tim b, May 6, 2002.

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      I've noticed a small leak at my bell housing on my '94 Explorer Sport. It has an automatic transmission. I was towing a trailer from Windsor to Toronto and back and noticed a puddle in the drive way after it sat for about 30 minutes. I added fluid the next day and there was only a few drops on the ground. The engine and trans were under a pretty heavy load for 350 kms. both ways. any ideas of what has happened. Thanks, Brian.
       
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      Is it motor oil or transmission fluid? If its motor oil you might have spun or damaged your rear main seal. If its transmission fluid you might have blown a seal or something.
       
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      It's definately automatic transmission fluid.
       
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      Sounds like the seal has popped. I believe it was about $150 to get it replaced. If in doubt, go to a few mechanics, they should give you an free estimate after inspecting it.
       

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