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Leaky Transmission

Discussion in 'Modified 2006 - 2010 Explorers' started by OGBlackcloud, September 10, 2016.

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  1. OGBlackcloud

    OGBlackcloud New Member

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    Hey all, I installed larger tires yesterday, drove around for a while testing them out, drove home, parked in my driveway, and noticed leaking transmission fluid and coolant from my 2008 Ford Explorer XLT, V6, 4.0L SOHC 4x4.

    No chance these two things are related, are they? Didn't have this problem the day before.

    For the transmission fluid, it seems the seal on the transmission may be partially separated, but the screws seem fully tightened on. I'm less concerned about the coolant as that could just be exhaust/condensation.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. zerodevil

    zerodevil Well-Known Member

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    do you have the v8 or the v6?
     
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    Should have clarified. I have a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT, V6 4.0L SOHC 4x4.
     
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    the transmission cooler is physically embedded inside of the radiator on these rigs, i would check for damage there.
     
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    have a real good look at the quick connects going into the rad. They really like to leak, especially if its a jobber rad.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I'll take pictures tomorrow to post for reference.
     
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    Not sure what we are supposed to be seeing? Looks way cleaner than mine does.
     
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    Sorry for the late response -- Was away on business. In the highlighted red boxes is where the leaking is coming from at least that I can witness. Is that something that might have a broken seal, or any hoses that are above it that could have a crack?
     

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