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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2006 F250 with a V10 and a 5 speed auto, I was towing my 30ft holiday trailer and had my 2 quads on my deck on the truck, I was going about 110km as I was passing some one it started smoking like it was on fire, when I pulled over to check it out, I looked under no seals appeared to be leaking, but my tranny filler tube had fluid on it and the frame rail below it, the factory gauge said it was normal but the fluid was cookin hot, if the tranny was to hot would it blow fluid up the dipstick tube? I drove it the rest of the way home at about 80 and didnt seem to lose anymore, it was only about 10km from home when it happened, thanks.
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Does the fluid smell burnt? Is it red or kinda brown? I think you may have boiled the fluid. I would take it to a transmission shop and tell them what happened and that you want it checked over and possibly a service done. Then I would install a tranny temp gauge before I pulled the trailer again, the factory gauges are useless

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Get it flushed, the tranny overheated. Mine did it once up 4 wheeling once, boiled out the same way. Its not toast but unfortunately it probably did do some damage. Mine's been flushed but it still has traces of the burnt fluid, probably wore out the clutches a bit. LR

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turned out to be a plugged vent, the tranny shop did a flush and filter change and cleaned out the vent, they said it didnt look or smell burnt, but just to be on the safe side Im going to get a aftermarket tranny temp gauge, thanks for the advise. Craig
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Awesome to hear! Mine wasn't terribly burnt but enough of a hint that I decided to err on the side of caution and flush it. Good to hear it was something simple. LR

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