Join Date: Jan 2014
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Overheated Trans and leak. Now what to do?
I had the rig serviced here in Austin before we drove over to Fort Davis in West TX... roughly 500 miles away. The truck was fine on the way down, but that night I noticed it was leaking trans fluid from the pan. (The changing of the fluid and the trans filter were part of my service I had done). It got progressively worse and then actually threw codes for missed shifts and slips and eventually overheating. On the way home today, (yes, we made it) it actually poured fluid out from the pan sides. I stopped many times and to check levels, refill if needed, and let the trans cool. It got quite hot. In fact, you could hear it gurgling when you came to a stop. The shop will fix the leak (2 stripped bolts) and re change the fluid and filter, but I notice it hits hard into 2nd gear and occasionally when going through the gears, it seems like there's a clutch that's slipping, though it's an automatic. I'm trying to say that it holds back sometimes and then shifts.
I'll drop it off tomorrow and see what they say next week when they've had a chance to look at it, but does anyone have any words of wisdom on this? The trans was last rebuilt around 10 years ago and was doing fine other than an occasional dragging of itself into top gear on certain hills and at certain throttle position.
Thanks in advance, and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
1995 F350 XLT Regency Conversion 4X4, 7.3L Powerstroke. 38" Nitto Mud Grapplers. 6" Suspension Lift, Front Leveling Kit, Bilstein 5125s, Sulastic Rear Shackle Kit, Superchips Programmer, Intake Kit, Down Pipe, Free Flowing Exhaust, Etc.
0-60 in 20 minutes flat!!!