91 explorer, no reverse and leaking fluid on 1991 Ford Explorer

what would cause a trans. to just all of a sudden lose reverse and start leaking fluid out the over flow tube. it was -15 degrees that day. just wondering what's going on here. thanks rich

by in Pierce, NE on December 17, 2008
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3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , December 19, 2008
Overheating of the transmission fluid will cause it to expand and be pushed out of the overflow tube. If the transmission was a bit overfull to start with that will worsen the problem. The loss of reverse may have caused the transmission to slip and the fluid to overheat. No mater what the outside temperature is a slipping transmission can overheat the internal fluid. The transmission fluid cooler should also be checked for proper operation.
COMMENT by , March 21, 2011
How do you fix that problem? I have a 98 explorer and my reverse does not work. Any suggestions!
ANSWER by , September 16, 2010
What's the proper charging zone for a 24 volt charging system?
ANSWER by , May 14, 2011
something is wrong