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HELP! Mysterious Coolant Leak From Transmission?

Finn McCrea

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Hello all! I’ve got a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6l V8 (3rd generation I believe), and have a coolant leak that I cannot source. It seems to be dripping down from the top of my transmission (closest to engine), both while the car is running and while not running. I am loosing enough coolant to the point I am having to fill it twice a week, and seems to be getting worse. If anyone has experienced this or has an idea as to what may be the problem and/or where the leak is coming from that would be much appreciated! I have attached some photos below as well. Thanks!

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drdoom

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Probably the intake manifold.
 




Finn McCrea

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Probably the intake manifold.
I took off the engine cover and did not see any pooling or wet spots around the intake manifold... would it be one the inside of the intake manifold? Possibly a gasket?
 




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