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