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Old 05-06-2002, 06:41 PM   #1
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CAN leaking transmission at bell housing

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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Old 05-06-2002, 09:37 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-07-2002, 05:02 AM   #3
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It's definately automatic transmission fluid.
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Old 05-07-2002, 06:45 PM   #4
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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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