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Old 11-11-2009, 19:35   #1 (permalink)
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99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

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??

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Old 11-11-2009, 19:44   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

Foggy. Sorry I can't help about the line fix, but if you look under the vehicle, the transmission pan should state right on the bottom what it is. My 99 SE 3.0L 2V has the AS4N.

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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

1. If leakage is noted with the fluid cooler tube at the transaxle, remove the retaining clip at the fitting #6.

2. Manually squeeze/depress the tabs on the plastic insert/retainer in the push-connect fitting #3 and disconnect the fluid cooler tube by pulling it from the fitting.

3. Remove the push-connect fitting from the transaxle and discard.
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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

GEEZ, YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!!

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?

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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

Yep. it takes 2 O'rings.
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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

RTG-- Final question (I think/hope)

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.

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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

I think I'd probably get the entire connector. That plastic retainer will probably break and then you'd need it anyway.
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I think I'd probably get the entire connector. That plastic retainer will probably break and then you'd need it anyway.
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Old 11-20-2009, 16:16   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Taurus with AX4N transmission oil lines

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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Thanks for letting us know. Hope it is fixed.
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