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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 04 Taurus SES Vulcan 3.0 Transmission problems

I've read as much as I can possibly find, but I haven't encountered a problem like I'm having. I initially though it was the blow off throw the tube and was going to create the make **** vent hose for the car. Instead when I tried to add transmission fluid to the car it seemed like as soon as I poured it down the filler tube it was back on the ground again. I've looked at the transmission pan, and I don't see any cracks. I poured 3 quarts in and it made such a mess it's hard for me to tell where it is actually leaking from. This was done while the car was cool, hadn't been driven in days, and within a few minutes after pouring the tranny fluid into the car it was all over the ground. Can someone please point me in the right direction? I was really hoping it was just a blow off problem, but it seems that I'm in a lot more trouble than that. Thanks in advance for all of your help!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you drive it up on a couple of ramps?? If you can, clean from the top with some brake cleaner around the filler tube and transmission connection. Check transmission vent hole also. You will have to clean it and look and also check pan and gasket. The cleaner you get it before you try adding any more fluid the easier it will be to pinpoint. Sucks but the answer is closer to you than me.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Clean it off as best you can, car wash or get a restricted nozzle for the garden hose or just rags.
Can you jack it up on blocks then have someone add fluid while you are under and watch, get a light and some rags.
Sounds like the leak should be real obvious if its that bad.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As soon as I get off work today I'll try to get it on some ramps and clean it real well. Then we'll just go from there
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When that happened to me, it was the front pump seal. To have it replaced was $700.
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