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I am leaking fluid between my transfer case and my

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I am leaking fluid...

I am leaking fluid between my transfer case and my transmission

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you actually see the leak? And is the fluid itself bright red, or is it dirty?

Yeah the leak comes from the low point, slightly brown

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2004 ranger xlt

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet, i will probably remover the transfer case and redo the seal

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 24 days ago
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 24 days ago

Since you saw this much of it already, you will need to remove the transfer case as you said and you'll be able to see much more of it as well. It probably is the seal.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 24 days ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
The trans fluid levels are pretty good so it don't seem to be leaking too badly, if there is fluid in the tranfer case what should I be concerned about?
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 24 days ago

Yes, in most cases, it's a gear oil. Some use tranny fluid too though. If your trans fluid is the same color as the leak, then it's trans fluid. If it's thicker, then it's gear oil.

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 24 days ago

Any more questions?

Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 23 days ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
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I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
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