Well I think the transmission is an AX4N if not it is an AX4 something,
The problem is I have oil leaking from the top line as it enters the transmission. I want to stop the oil leak before it gets worse and also before Wifey complains about the garage floor. The oil lines appear to have some type of retainer holding them to the transmission but that is only the beginning.
The lines are not held tightly to the transmission and I am going to guess there is an O ring preventing leakage rather than a flared fitting.
The question! How the heck do I remove these line at the transmission? Is there a special tool required? Do I just lift the retainer off the lines and PULL the thing out??
RTG-- Yeah--- that is what the fitting looks like. OK, now that I understand how it comes apart, I obviously need to do something to it to stop the leak.
Does the attached picture indicate "O" rings on the part of the pipe that fits into the fitting?
Next, I removal instructions state discarding the push-to-connect fitting. I presume I can purchase replacements from the local Ford parts department. OH, is it the push-to-connect part that the instructions recommend discarding have internal "O" rings in it?
I found the part on RockAuto which is the entire connector body for $7.50. But if the leak is just the result of an "O" ring failure, do you recommend just changing the "O" rings or the entire part consisting of the plastic inner piece along with the body that screws in the the transmisson proper and containes the plastic inner piece. I imagine the "O" rings are most likely made of buna-N which is compatible with oils.
I have not gone over the the local Ford parts department, maybe I should take that avenue.
Today I installed the oil fittings I purchased from RockAuto. RTG's advice was right on the mark. The only problems I had was getting the oil lines out of the old fittings but with a lot of patience, (unusual for me) I was able to remove them OK.
Now I need time to see if my problem is solved.....I believe it will be behind me.
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