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leaking transmission oil... how bad?

My truck is a 2004 Ranger Edge with a 4.0 and 3.55s. Here are some pictures so you know whats going on. How bad is this and what exactly is wrong? Should I take it to Ford, its on warranty untill 75,000 and im only at 30,000.
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Dealer ASAP.

To me the tailshaft seal is shot. I don't think the shaft is suppose to be out that far.
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ive been driving it for a couple days like this before i noticed it. i drove it today, feels fine. but i cant take it in untill tuesday. ill drive my F-150 untill then. what do the rest of you think about it?
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Only reason I say ASAP is your bumper to bumper is about to run out.

As long as your fluid level is ok you should be fine on the trans.
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well i got the extended warranty... so i should be good untill 75,000, or am i mistaken?
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yea take it in that is bad the tail shaft looks like it came out a quarter inch. and is should be under waranty till 36k.

hope to meet you on saturday.
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You got me worried a little bit now. Mine is no where near yours but i do have tiny drop.

I get paranoid often.
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id say don't worry about that 1/4". from what i know the tail shaft is so posed to move. the drive shaft is bolted right to the pinion on the rear end. so how else is the drive shaft to move when the rear suspension compresses and rebounds. some other drive lines have slip yokes, but our trucks have them built into the trans.

now the oil stain yea get it fixed. should be simple as a new seal. yet i do not know whats involved in getting to the seal. more than likely labor's going to kill ya.

just my -.02 cents. hope to see ya saterday
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well i got the extended warranty... so i should be good untill 75,000, or am i mistaken?

The extended warranty is not from ford but a third party. The extended warranty I had cost 100 per incident as a deductible. Im not sure if yours is the same. Also if there is more damage later the will call an adjuster in to verify work that needs to be done. Meaning it will take longer.

If you let this go to long you run the risk of running too low on fluid and may kill the transmission. This is the reason you have a bumper to bumper for 36k.

I had three driveshafts within my first 36k, on ball joint, and a new seat cover. If the truck isn't perfect now take it in. Its part of the price you paid.


The truck is broke make them fix it. The dealer will warranty the work, so if it happens again it will go on to them not your extended.
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mines been like that for the past 1.5years.. i havent had anyproblems with it..yet to fix it..but mine doesnt drip on to the ground anymore.. it used to...
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ok guys thanks for the info. im not gonna drive it anymore until tuesday, then ill take it to ford and tell them to fix it. im at 29,890 miles, so ill definitly have them deal with it now. im meticulous about my truck, so i always need everything perfect.
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I wish ford still worked on my truck under warranty. They blame anything on everything.
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