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    Driver Side Airbag Recall - Whats been your experience?

    I am told by my local dealer that it takes multiple days to replace driver side airbag for the latest recall. Something about how pictures need to be taken, and then based on photos some specific parts will be sent by Ford after inspection of the photos. I dont know, something doesn't add up...
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    Pro-Tips or Tricks re-sealing or installing new Fluid Inlet Tube (not dipstick tube) to Transmission

    im trying to visualize this method of vice grip and channel lock plier but not quite seeing it (y) lubed the dipstick o-ring with some trans fluid
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    Pro-Tips or Tricks re-sealing or installing new Fluid Inlet Tube (not dipstick tube) to Transmission

    An update for future owners or anyone who's interested - I purchased a new Fluid Inlet Tube (Ford Part 6L5Z-7A160-A) and the outer diameter of the pipe that fits into the top of the trans is ever so slightly larger than my loose/leaky tube. I attempted to swap the new part in today but the...
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    Pro-Tips or Tricks re-sealing or installing new Fluid Inlet Tube (not dipstick tube) to Transmission

    I figured it would be appropriate to start a new thread for the latest chapter in my "leaky trans" story in hopes I can get some fresh eyes. After further review, the "Fluid Tube Inlet" (the piece that actually connects to the Transmission itself and not the dipstick filler tube) has lost its...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    More poking around resulted in a new lesson learned, do not pull the Stem / Tube Fluid Inlet (silver with red sealant pictured above) without a fluid drain pan below. About 1/4 quart came gushing out and managed to push the inlet back in to stop... I read somewhere that the fluid line was at...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    thanks for the link - it appears there are 3 parts in the assembly (not counting the dipstick itself). The question is now, what else is needed to seal the inlet tube? The red material might be good enough, but perhaps ford advises to use some sealant. 1 - Filler Tube 2 - Filler Tube...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    And since I cant resist poking around this morning.. I checked the main tube itself for holes using an LED light shining down the dipstick opening, there does not seem to be any light leaks there. the stem has a lot of slop though...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    some more info, I have not run/driven the truck for just over a week now. I only ran it last week after I changed the pan and gasket out again to cycle gears and fluid. I quite possibly have slightly under-filled the fluid as well. I think It could go another 1/4-1/2 quarts
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    OK so thanks to the feedback and inspiration from this thread ive quite possibly crossed the transpan/gasket off the list of culprits. yesterday afternoon I went under and I stuffed a couple papertowels around the band nuts and ALSO the dip stick tube area. The paper towels definitely took up...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    these nuts are on order (y) Im guessing the trick is keeping the band adjuster still while the nut is backed out. same for when new nut is installed. its going to be hilarious if the source of all that trans fluid around the lip of the pan is the leaky band & nut. it'll at least feel a bit...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    Feedback received, no "stop leak" will be used. I'm a bit stumped now. I'll check on the band nuts, ill give them a bit of a twist to synch down tighter if I can. If the leak is above the pan and not a trans-pan/gasket issue I would 1, be surprised (it sure seems like an issue on the front side...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    Would it be worth trying out some kind of Trans leak fluid first? Blue Devil? quarter for scale - this is ~24 hours. not very deep here, just painting the foil tray
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    DILLARD000 thank you for sharing, much appreciated... Welp here is the latest update... I went with the Fel-pro + Stock Pan (with flat mating surface) and I still have a leak, which appears to be primarily on the front end of the pan and mostly on the driver side corner itself. At this point...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    thanks for the tips... Ill be sure to check if socket is touching anything other than bolt head. I will note, ive been careful to use my inch-lb torque wrench between 90 and 110 inch lbs only, in criss cross pattern. I don't believe 110 inch lbs would be considered gorilla, ive read many...
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    Leaky transmission pan & gear band nuts

    OK so a couple updates here... maybe warped trans side surface? my latest attempt is with the ATP pan and the LubeLocker gasket and still encountering leak. The leak seems to be coming from the front and front driver side corner of the pan.. but who knows maybe its just pooling up in this area...

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