2002 F150, crew, 5.4
Earlier this year I had my trucks transmission lines replaced (rusted through). Fast forward to now, I was driving to class when my truck barley could move, I manged to roll into a spot. Before I ran to lab, I could see it was gushing a red fluid. When I came back I got under neath it and saw that a hose had slid off a metal male end on what I think is the trans cooler. I took off the front brush guard, reattached the hose, tightened the two hose clamps. When I went to go add more transmission fluid after about 3 quarts its began leaking out somewhere, running down by the starter. I can not see the leak directly. I tried slowly pouring it in, and you can just watch it drip down. The dip stick says it low, I made sure. Is there any way the trans is full of air and can't take fluid, since the air has no where to go?
If anyone has ideas I am all ears, I don't feel like paying for a tow truck due to someone not tightening a hose clamp.