Hard to fix A/T leak on 93 Aero XLT 4L V6 2X4
Hey guys I'm new on this Forum and I am in search of some Aerostar expertise.
I have an old 93 Aerostar XLT with the 4.0L V6 rear wheel drive that is leaking ATF from a weird spot on the tranny (A4LD). I have taken it to my mechanic a few times to get it looked at. At first he had a very hard time determining where it was coming from since it wasn't the seal around the engine, but in the end he determined the leak to be coming from some sort of rubber vent cover near the top of the tranny that has dried out??, and he told me it was really hard to reach it because of the limited clearance around the tranny from the exhaust system. He told me he had to drop the exhaust system to reach it by hand, but now after further inspection he told me the only way to fix it is by dropping the cross member and disconnecting the rear drive shaft and lowering half the tranny.
Has anyone experienced this type of leak? I have spoken to some people who say it might be something called the vacuum modulator, apparently those are a common problem on this type of tranny?
Last edited by jwko; 08-26-09 at 10:56 AM.