Heyy im new to the 7.3 and I was moving the truck when I noticed this leak i dont know what it is though, someone help plz its a sort of pinkish liquid
I have used the flare method of creating a barb of sorts - helps prevent the hose from sliding off however it does little to prevent leaks beace the hose is sometimes VERY difficult to get past the flare. In my experience it seems that any use of a hose and a clamp will eventually lead to a leak. The barbed fittings are made for use with a hose yet a leak is still probable as the hose usually degrades and clamping becomes loose... or someone over tightens the clamps and damages them and the rubber hose. This is why I prefer replacing the line or using a flare connection if possible. Again, we do not know why the cooler lines were cut in the first place.Looks to me like those hoses are a little old and need to be replaced. Like Ford Dr. said get the barbed fittings and you will be able to easily be able to replace the hoses when they wear out again. That would be way easier than putting a double flair on those lines.
I think that you can still get the magnefine filter with metal housing.Thanks ford_doctor, I absolutely respect all your advice & opinions!
I know for myself when I have a problem like that one, and I think I have an (easy) plan of action, I would get (concerned) when I hear that maybe what I was going to do was (wrong). Especially if it were something I had little experience in/of. So that's why I threw the (suggestions) out there for the OP. He said he was "new" and didn't seem to know anything about this leak or the purpose of those lines.
If he (the OP) is still looking at this thread, It might be of interest to him to know that if these vehicles are brought to a dealer for transmission service, the dealer has a TBS to install an in - line filter. That photo does NOT look like what a dealer would have done (BUT WHO KNOWS). Maybe the PO cut the wrong line. Then cut the right line. Then later removed the in-line filter. That or a Tasmanian Devil was let loose under the chassis with a cutting tool! 😈 🔧 🛠 🗡 🔨 ✂!!! LOL.
So the OP (might) want to install the in-line filter as part of the repair. It's certainly not necessary & again, can be done at a later date very easily since the lines have already been cut. The filter goes on the RETURN LINE (correct me if I am wrong) which is identified as the line going to the REAR MOST position on the transmission (correct me if I am wrong). The proper filter is made by Magnefine (I can't find the # right now). Just started looking at some information & read something about the (newer) vehicles supposedly not needing the external filter because of some redesign aspect of the system. (didn't catch what year the OP said he had but it was a 7.3 so I assume it's still in the range for the TSB at the dealer level. There has also been some posts on other forums about "leaks" with these external filter installs. I have to imagine 99% of any leak problem is the fault of the installer doing something wrong OR (maybe) using the CHEAPER filter with the plastic housing. Wrong would be all the stuff talked about earlier in this thread....Wrong type of hose, cheap worm clamps, not trying the compression fittings with barbed ends... If you do order a Magnefine filter from EBAY or AMAZON, Make sure the seller KNOWS you want a METAL HOUSING! No other will be accepted! I guess it's (possible) that Magnefine has changed production over to the plastic & maybe the metal is no longer available.??? Anyone bought one recently???
Well there ya go, That's my further 02 cent worth of info on the subject. DDT