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2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby sinister mob - January 13th, 2010, 9:38 pm

So I thought I would be lucky. I thought I would be safe from having to worry about leaks, transmission problems, shaft seals etc. Nope. Brought the Escape in for its' first 5k oil change. They noted a leak in the right front axle seal. They said I needed to make an appointment and have it done during the day as they do warranty repairs during the day shift (I was there at 6pm).

So while they were printing up everything I talked to the service desk guy. I said that I paid $27,000 for a vehicle that needs a seal replaced in less than 3 months. I said I work all day, just you you, and I don't have time to bring it back and sit in the lounge for 3 hours "during the day". I said I would like a loaner for the day and they can work on it tomorrow. I basically said I don't want to drive a vehicle that is leaking. Period. he said it was not leaking that bad and I could schedule something. I re-iterated that the vehicle was less than 3 months old and I was not going to drive it until it was fixed.

he said Ford does not provide a rental unit for this type of repair. I said fine then Tasca (dealer) can step up to the plate and provide me with one. They have an enterprise rent-a-car inside the dealership. he said that he couldn't but "Bruce" the parts/Service Director could do something. I walked into his office and informed him that I had a less than 3 month old car leaking fluid from the transfer case/axle seal. he looked at it and agreed that I should not have to come back and sit and wait for it. he provided me with a car for free, put down that the truck gets done tomorrow by the best tech and to talk to him on the deal.

So at least I got to leave the vehicle there for the fix and pick it back up tomorrow. Not sure how I feel about the whole leaking thing, but at least it is getting fixed now. What a bummer.
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby wptski - January 13th, 2010, 11:47 pm

Good Luck! The LH half-shaft leak requires the half-shaft and seal but if the bushing is damaged, you'll need a new case half. Unless they have one which I doubt as they have been back-ordered lately, you'll be waiting as others have.
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby sinister mob - January 14th, 2010, 9:02 am

The good news keeps on rolling. Anyone have a schematic breakdown of the part in question or a good description of the issue? That way when they say it is "all set" I can ask if they replaced x and y parts. I assume this is the half-shaft issue that I havew seen all over the place. Starts with needing a seal and then turns into needing a new half-shaft part that includes a new bushing and seal since the part looks to be defective on all of the issues I have read about. Apparently Ford knows about this and they are are trying to NOT fix them appropriately. We shall see. The Elantra rental is a POS.
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby wptski - January 14th, 2010, 10:41 am

sinister mob wrote:The good news keeps on rolling. Anyone have a schematic breakdown of the part in question or a good description of the issue? That way when they say it is "all set" I can ask if they replaced x and y parts. I assume this is the half-shaft issue that I havew seen all over the place. Starts with needing a seal and then turns into needing a new half-shaft part that includes a new bushing and seal since the part looks to be defective on all of the issues I have read about. Apparently Ford knows about this and they are are trying to NOT fix them appropriately. We shall see. The Elantra rental is a POS.

I don't see a way to post a attachment, so here's a link: http://www.ford-forums.com/150373-post1.html
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby sinister mob - January 14th, 2010, 2:22 pm

Thanks for the link. I just talked to the dealer. They are going to replace both seals (right and left) and should have it back tomorrow. It may also be the PTU issue I have also read about. Just add that to the list of things to keep track of..
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby sleeve - January 14th, 2010, 2:41 pm

First - sorry to hear that you've caught the leaky transmission blues... I think I'm due for mine by the time spring hits.

What is the PTU issue you speak of though? How many other holes can this tranmssion leak fluid from?
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby sinister mob - January 14th, 2010, 5:19 pm

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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby 2010Escape - January 14th, 2010, 6:45 pm

That sucks!!!!!If that happens to me it will be traded in without hesitation and I will never buy a Ford again. I have been hearing nothing but neagtive news lately.

To clarify...I will still buy Mustangs. :yes:
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby tang - January 15th, 2010, 1:58 am

My dad just gave me a bunch of TSBs for the Escape/Mariner/Tribute. One of them mentions the axle seal leak. I will try to get them on here ASAP.
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Re: 2010 Axle Seal leak

Postby sinister mob - January 15th, 2010, 9:11 am

Yes there are a bunch of TSB I found so far:

09-22-07 - LH Half Shaft Leak (superseded by 10-01-05)
10-01-5 - New TSB 9change is that they now offer a bushing/seal seperate form the entire half shaft)
09-4-4 - PTU TSB
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