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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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6R80 bulkhead connector leak

I did a search here with no luck. I have a small leak at the bulkhead connector common thing for the 6r80 question I have is does anyone know a great place to fix the problem? I have the part and oil to do the job if needed or they can supply the parts I don't mind. I don't want to go to a dealer if I don't have too... i'm in Calgary Alberta but if I do have too go to a dealer where would you take you truck


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 03:28 PM
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These have been leaking since forever.

As a Ford tech I can't say much about your dealership phobia. Aside from popping in to Universal's parts department while on training in Calgary I don't have any experience with YYC dealers and I can't point you in any specific direction. All the same, this repair will be old hat for a good Ford tech.

The repair itself is easy but tricky. After dropping the pan you'll see a white and black plastic tab at the rear of the valve body. Pull it down. With the connector off rotate the bulkhead connector counterclockwise and the piece will come out. The old part will have the old style orange o-rings and your replacement should have the black o-rings. Lube the o-rings with Mercon LV and reinstall.

The new piece has to be in all the way in order for the locking tab to re-engage. Sometimes this is hard. Do not force the locking tab - it's only plastic. Break this and you're buying a new valve body. $$$$$$

This is a great time to replace the tranny filter, too.

Install the pan. The filling of these things is a pain. Put in ~5 liters and fire up the truck. Let it get super hot. With your foot on the brake quickly run the shifter through all gears. Go back underneath and continue adding until the fluid level is in spec.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I guess what im asking is for a place that has done this type of work with out going to the dealership but of I had too go to one what dealership would you go

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 08:56 PM
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I've dealt with accurate transmissions in the past, call them up, I'm sure they're capable.

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