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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 03:37 PM
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Transmission Leak

It has been two weeks since I purchased my Bronco, have had a great time with it, three coats of Wax Shop wax and lots of detailing. I noticed a leak from around the transmission, appears to be coming from the case splitline, anyone else out there seen or heard of this problem? it's not a bad leak but in my opinion no leak is a good leak, took it back to the Ford dealer where I bought it, they said two seals need replacing, I am glad I purchased the extended warranty because they have to pull the transmission and x-fer case to change these seals, just curious if this is a known problem with the 5 speed, beside that no problems, work is being done Tuesday.

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I've been looking for a ZF for a couple of years now! Can't touch one for less than $800, when I can find one. If you ever total that thing,... <smile>

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What is special about the ZF? are they hard to find? I am new to the Bronco world, not the Ford world!

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Re: Transmission (DROOL)

When you drive a 4WD with a granny gear, you quickly become dependent on it. But after driving anything with overdrive, you want it. So, yes, they are in high demand, making them hard to get.

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Thanks for the info. Steve 83, like I posted earlier, I am having the leak fixed Tuesday, what is your opinion on synthetic tranny fluid? I run Synthetic Mobile 1 in the motor, thinking about switching to synthetics in the tranny and x-fer case!

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One of the magazines did a study a year or so ago called "Project MPG" in which they tried EVERY product and mod touted as improving performance, including synthetic fluids in everything from the engine to the power steering. In the final analysis, they did not find ANY benefits to synthetics. I have no personal experience, other than the fact that I only run regular stuff and have no complaints, including $$.

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Re: Transmission Leak

MDBRONCO,
Assuming you have the M5OD (like me), I had a similar leak. There are three rubber plugs on the top access plate that allow for the removal of the shift rails. They are prone to becoming hard, thus allowing trans-fluid to leak past them when being slung around while driving. It'll look like it's leaking from all sorts of other places but for me (after changing EVERY other seal) these turned out to be culprit. Open the plate on your trans-hump from inside and take a look. Also, make sure you don't run that tranny low on fluid. Top it off. If it's leaking, it's probably low. If this is the same leak I had, and that front bearing gets starved for fluid, you'll be having it rebuilt. (Ask me how I know [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] )

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