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Old 04-12-2003, 08:26 AM
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Post Its leaked then it stopped.

Yesteday I was driving my 86 T-Bird ( 302, AOD ). I stopped for junk food and when I re-started I had no movement in any gear.

I checked the fluid level and it was not on the dipstick plus a puddle was underneath the car.

I moved the car to the side and put it on jack stands. I could not pin point the leak location. My buddy poured in more fluid while a watched for a leak. After putting in 5 litres it was full again but we still could not find a leak.

We drove about 2KM to an auto parts store. As we pulled in the tranny started slipping. I went and got my other car so the Bird sat for about 3 hours.

I put in another 4 litres of fluid, checked for leaks but could not find any. There was fluid on most of the underside of the car but no location where it seemed to come from.

I managed to drive it home ( 80+ KM ) without it running out of fluid. This morning the fluid level is still ok and no puddles are under the car. All the lines are tight as are the cover bolts.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should check next? The problem seems to have "fixed" itself but I want to be sure and not blow the tranny or get stranded again.

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Old 04-12-2003, 08:41 AM
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Sounds like the trans overheated and spilled it's guts when you stopped, likely it has been burnt and will soon fail. Pull it and rebuild, don't trust it. Once a trans has been overheated it's life is measured in hours if not minutes.

Maybe someone else has a better scenario, I am not a trans expert by any means.
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look toward rear of trans top of case before tail housing, has a vent check for fluid if it burb's when over heating that where it will be,not likely to burb from fill tube( but never say never)
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[quote]Originally posted by 4 Jaw Chuck:
<strong>. Pull it and rebuild, don't trust it. Once a trans has been overheated it's life is measured in hours if not minutes.

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