Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Galveston Area
96 f150 5.0 Transmission Leaking
Hello. New to this forum.
Purchased an automatic 1996 f150 5.0 for my sign business here about 10 months ago. This truck is just a basic XL work truck model w/ 77k.
Noticed that I was leaking on the back of my transmission pan and thought it was just the pan gasket. Went ahead and bought a TCI pan cover and have it on with no fluid in pan right now. I torqued each bolt to 15 lbs tightening each bolt in a cross pattern like recommended.
I noticed fluid is still leaking down the back of the pan from the top somewhere. I have not put any fluid in the transmission pan since I just put cover back on so its coming from above pan somewhere.
I'm thinking its a rear seal and I'm in for some money at the transmission shop but if anyone has any suggestions let me know. I am going to be looking at the truck more and see if I can isolate where the leak is coming from.