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2003 ford Taurus trans fluid came puring out dip stick at

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2003 ford Taurus trans fluid came puring out dip stick at initial start. fluid clean and level ok. no prior work or service done on trans. car has 86000 miles and has sat idle for a few months. no leaks, entire trans looks dry. checked vent and it seemed ok. it has a rubber floating stopper on it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

When this happens you will find that the trans oil cooler may have a blockage ,or a nick in the hose from the trans to the oil cooler .

Trans fluid filter blockage also a good possibility.

But first make sure that the vent is clear ,the top may move but could be blocked ,check at your ford dealer i think they have an updated vent to cure this problem.

If the car is changing up and down and no drivability issue i'd replace the vent tube.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
trans has not done it again since I checked vent for blockage. I drove it, I let it set and idle 30 minutes, I started and restarted many times, and it hasn't pushed a drop of fluid since. should it have happened again if it had a continuous problem?
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

I'm sure it was a sticking vent tube is a common issue ,

next time you open the engine bay check the dip stick they are known to stick

out a few inches ,this will tell you its the vent tube .

Rgds Greg