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Ive had my 2002 ford f150 for a few months now, bought it off a friend and it was super clean and mechanically sound. Last night i was out on a drive and noticed when i slowed down towards the end that i was revving really high rpms to get up to 30 mph… naturally i thought it got knocked down into 2 (automatic) so i slowed to a stop and tried shifting it back into drive but it was in nuetral now so i put it back into drive and noticed when i tried to hit the gas the truck was BARELY moving forward and started smelling real bad which i assumed was trans fluid and smoke started piling out the back end. I pulled over and stopped because at that point i was barely rolling. I hopped out and sure enough it look like trans oil is pouring out, super smelly and the underside of the truck is all wet. I got it towed to my house and im just planning on selling it cuz im moving out of state soon but if someone could give me a better diagnosis? Or possibly let me know what it looks like from the pictures included? I advertised it as broken trans but if its just a missing plug and needs new fluid/new plug i could list it for more then $3000 because it is such a great truck. Btw its a 2002 Ford F-150 xlt super crew cab triton V8 with the 5.4L
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Edit: went with pictures into ford dealership and guy said the cap wouldn't stop the leak and its probably coming from somewhere else so I’d have to get underneath it to see
 

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You’ll have to chase the leak. That hole is to drain the torque converter. Is the fluid coming out of that hole? Could be the front pump and seal but that’s just a stab in the dark.


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Yes thank you for the response! :)
I originally thought it was coming from the hole but upon further inspection and the mechanic at ford backed up that it couldnt be coming from there, bought the plug anyways and gonna try to add trans fluid tomorrow and chase the leak! Ill definitely check out the front pump/seal as well thank you :)
 

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Ive had my 2002 ford f150 for a few months now, bought it off a friend and it was super clean and mechanically sound. Last night i was out on a drive and noticed when i slowed down towards the end that i was revving really high rpms to get up to 30 mph… naturally i thought it got knocked down into 2 (automatic) so i slowed to a stop and tried shifting it back into drive but it was in nuetral now so i put it back into drive and noticed when i tried to hit the gas the truck was BARELY moving forward and started smelling real bad which i assumed was trans fluid and smoke started piling out the back end. I pulled over and stopped because at that point i was barely rolling. I hopped out and sure enough it look like trans oil is pouring out, super smelly and the underside of the truck is all wet. I got it towed to my house and im just planning on selling it cuz im moving out of state soon but if someone could give me a better diagnosis? Or possibly let me know what it looks like from the pictures included? I advertised it as broken trans but if its just a missing plug and needs new fluid/new plug i could list it for more then $3000 because it is such a great truck. Btw its a 2002 Ford F-150 xlt super crew cab triton V8 with the 5.4L View attachment 54077
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Edit: went with pictures into ford dealership and guy said the cap wouldn't stop the leak and its probably coming from somewhere else so I’d have to get underneath it to see
ok added trans fluid today, wasnt leaking out until i tried to drive it again and moved a couple inches at high RPMs with a little pressure on the pedal and it leaked out a good amount for me to find where its coming from. Looks like a really old gasket got shredded and im not sure what you call that part but its looking a bit bent out of shape and the gasket managed to wedge its way through the crack.
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That looks and acts like the main seal. The trans needs to be pulled to replace that seal. Depending on mileage, and considering the labor involved, the trans should probably just be replaced with a rebuilt unit. My son is stationed at Luke AFB. He just bought a house in Glendale and is up to his ears in work, but he might be interested. I'll check and get back.
That would be awesome! Would he want to buy it or fix it for me? I dont have money or time for it to be fixed so a quick buy is ideal! Thank you :)
 
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