have bad leak by where trany meets motor

Asked by Jan 24, 2016 at 01:35 PM about the 1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was pushing snow came to stop and steped on gas did not move when I backed up had a real bad leak

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"did not move" So What color was the oil? It is either trany oil or engine oil, and I suspect it to be the front seal in the trany. Red color fluid, trany. Dark brown, black, engine oil.

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I have seen these before, it is caused by overheating of the tranny fluid from working it too hard, sometimes it ruins the front seal sometimes not, refill the tranny to specs and see if it starts to leak again, if it does then the front seal is totally blown, check the color of the fluid it should be a red fluid, if it is any other color then service the tranny and filter and you might consider adding a quart of Lucas or TransX to the tranny, then you need to install a large tranny cooler out in front of the radiator and bypass the cooler in the radiator, that should give you enough cooling for the transmission for plowing snow or pulling a specified weight trailer. HTH

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Pushing snow with a blade? Hope it is at least a v-8. Keep in mind water weighs about 9 pounds a gallon. How much weight do you suspect you are pushing. Has to be more than what the towing limits are on the vehicle.

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