Re: 99 F-250 transmission problem
On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 03:44:34 GMT, "TranSurgeon"
>only in reverse ?
>"Husk-Her" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I have a 1999 f-250 4X4 with a 7.3 engine and have quite a transmission
>> problem. As long as the truck is in neutral or drive there is no
>> problem but as soon as I shift into reverse the transmission begins to
>> absolutely gush fluid. It looks as though the fluid comes from
>> somewhere up on top out of direct sight. The transmission still shifts
>> into reverse and drive smoothly (that is as long as there is still
>> enough fluid). Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? Any
>> info would be greatly appreciated!
This problem seems to be the case. I have 3 F350's in my
files over the past 2 years that have caught fire when this
happened. All three were found with the dipstick pushed out
a couple of inches and the right side of the engine
compartment doused in trans fluid. It also appears to come
from the case vent which would indicate the case vent to be
clear. There is no indication of seal leakage. It does not
appear to be related to heat as one of the units had been
parked for 6 hours just before it started to back up with an
equipment trailer. It had moved less than 50 feet when it
burped and caught fire. One of the 3 had this happen in two
prior occasions without catching fire. Trans was pulled and
built after each event. If anyone comes up with a cause for
this, I would sure like to hear about it.