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I hit a deer going 70 mph with my 2003 F150 FX4 and had it repaired by my insurance. The second I drove it out of their lot, the Transmission didn't kick in when I hit the gas and then abruptly jerked into gear. Its NEVER acted up at all in the past. I brought it back and they discovered the seal between the transfer case and tranny is leaking. They said they wont cover it because that's not possible for it to go out from hitting a deer. What do you guys think? Should I take it to a tranny specialist for his opinion?

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That seal is very common to go bad, I would assume the tranny was a bit low, and that is why it slipped, or didnt engage. Chances are, they replaced the radiator, and didnt add tranny fluid to top it off?

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Yep very common as stated above. cheap fix is to pull the "fill" plug on the transfer case and when the fluid stops running out reinstall and top off your trany. Then check your trany fluid once a month or more and repeat the process when the trany is low.

Otherwise pay to have the repair done. Good luck

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Thanks guys. Yup, wandering, hit the nail on the head. She's good now. It just released tranny fluid out the overflow when I hit the deer.

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