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Ford F-150 Transmission Fix You Need to See and Do

Here’s an informative demonstration on how to replace faulty transmission cooler lines on some models of the Ford F-150 that will save your transmission from nearly guaranteed failure down the road.

An Avoidable Ford F-150 Transmission Problem

In an earlier article we learned that 2009-2014 F-150 models are prone to develop transmission cooler line fatigue and rusting. This fatigue and rusting leads to snapping of the lines and bleeding out of transmission fluid resulting in a burned-out transmission before the owner becomes aware of what is happening. Part of the problem is also due to engine shielding/baffling that is hiding the leaking fluid until it is too late.

In today’s article as a follow-up to the linked original article about how to identify if your truck has this problem, the host of the FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel demonstrates how that you can perform step-by-step a DIY fix to avoid paying someone else to do it and guarantee that your F-150’s transmission is protected.

The Value of This Video

The value of watching the video is that the host has vast experience in doing this fix and has fine-tuned the procedure to help viewers take some of the guesswork out of following a repair manual and make the repair as painless as possible.

Plus, he also points out safety tips to watch for in order to avoid potential injury.

That said, watching the video in its entirety is highly recommended---even if you decide not to do the fix yourself, but farm it out to a garage instead.

2009-2014 Ford F-150: How to Replace Your 6R80 Six Speed Transmission Cooler Lines BEFORE They Blow!

And finally…

For additional articles about potential catastrophic failures in used cars, here are a few for your consideration:

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Consumer Reports Analysts Reveal the Used Cars Most Likely to Need an Engine Rebuild and What to Buy Instead

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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