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herba4d20
05-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Have a 94 Exploder, auto (A4LD)
Drove up from Hale creek, it got a little hot but not bad.
Got on the main road (flat) and it dumped all the tranny fluid.
After a 2 hour trip to town and back I put in 4 L. of tranny fluid and no leaks.
Drove it home to Cloverdale with no problems, no slipping no leaks.
WTF?, Am I looking at a new tranny, just a service or a swap to standard?
Thanks.

MikeWild
05-14-2007, 01:27 PM
Mine did the same thing. Remember to always use four low unless flying along the road. Four high, even on relatively easy hills will over work the tranny. You'll want to add a larger tranny cooler from like an F250 or 350 as well as an extra electric fan just to help keep it cool. I strongly recommend getting a tranny temp gauge so you're always aware of how hot it's getting in there. The automatic trannys in the first gen exploders were very problematic. there is a yoke seal that expands under heat and pukes the fluid out. Once it cools, it contracts and seals itself. As long as you didn't over rev it without fluid, it should be ok. Also with the 33's what gears are you running? If they're stock, I'd recommend regearing to limit the amount of 'extra work' required to spin them. I'm running 33 12.5's and I've got 4:10's

herba4d20
05-14-2007, 02:21 PM
Thanks Mike, I just got back from seeing my Tranny guy and he told me basicly the same thing.

blacker_69
05-14-2007, 08:55 PM
the a4ld is prob the weakest truck tranny ford makes.so ya gotta keep it cool

MikeWild
05-14-2007, 09:00 PM
I'm just happy to see that you didn't toast it, they're a bitch to find a good used one, and generally go for around a grand rebuilt!

epic3
05-14-2007, 09:22 PM
yup big cooler is what you need

230
05-14-2007, 09:53 PM
My b2 did the same thing on the same road.

PowerStroke
05-15-2007, 02:38 PM
all these trucks pissing their fluids all over my roads....