A fluid leak may be noted from the axle area. Red fluid is from the transmission. Brown fluid is from the power transfer unit (PTU). Leaks are commonly from the axle seal and/or PTU cover seal. Leaking seals should be replaced as necessary.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Lincoln MKX Fluid Leak From Axle Area
Lincoln MKX Problem
Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD
Average Mileage: 84,932 mi (33,000 mi - 145,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, 76,000 mi
MY 2008 LINCOLN MKX IS ALSO LEAKING RED FLUID. I PARKED IT IN THE GARAGE AND THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I WAS LEAVING TO GO TO WORK I NOTICED A PUDDLE OF RED FLUID IN THE GARAGE SO I CHECKED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID. IT WAS EMPTY SO I ADDED MERC-V TRANSMISSION FLUID AS RECHECKED. IT LOOKED OKAY THEN I LOOKED UNDERNEATH MY CAR AND THE FLUID I HAD JUST PUT IN WAS JUST POURING OUT OF THE VECHICLE AS FAST AS I HAD PUT IT IN. SO I DECIDED TO LOOK AT MY WARRANTY TO SEE IF IT WAS COVERED AND NOTICED IT WAS NOT COVERED DUE TO THE MILEAGE. AS MUCH AS THIS VECHICLE COST YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE THESE ISSUES WITH THIS MILEAGE.ONCE I GET IT FIXED, I WILL GET RID OF IT. I HAD A LEXUS AND DIDN'T HAVE ISSUES WITH IT UNTIL IT HAD 120,000 MILES ON IT.
FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN READING I AM STUCK PAYING FOR THE REPAIRS AND FORD IS NOT GOING TO ISSUE A RECALL EVENTHOUGH SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES. I WILL NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN. THIS WAS MY 1ST AND WILL BE MY LAST.
Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKX
My MKX has 84000 mi and I noticed black oil dripping on garage floor. Needs new PTU. Dealer said it was on backorder. He called around and found one. Must be a common problem if it's on backorder. I was thinking of trading next summer. One strike against Ford products. The Jeeps are looking better.
Visitor, 2010 Lincoln MKX, 39,000 mi
Okay, I have an 2010 MKZ AWD but I'm sure it is very similar to the MKX. Long story short: PTU replaced at 39,000 mi (still under warranty) and now they told me I need the PTU replaced AGAIN and it is only at 82,000 mi but it is NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. What ever happened to Lincoln? They used to make great cars. I had a 1991 Town Car and it had almost 200,000 mi on it when I sold it. Now I wish I would have kept that car.
Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 115,000 mi
Power transfer unit leaking
Visitor, 2009 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 90,000 mi
Leaking fluid and whinning as I go down the road. I bought this hoping it would be a good one. Mmmmm not so sure now.
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 145,000 mi
Transfer case aluminum cast housing completely broken into fragments / destroyed. Appears as though seal(s) failed in recent -20 f cold weather. Nearly impossible to get to, much less notice any fluids stains on snow / slush covered roads so I could have fixed before catastrophic failure. Absolutely horrible design, should be recalled warranty. Lincoln / Ford, when we are told there is over a month wait for replacement part as it is a common failure, I would of hoped you would have fixed this for your customers. Thanks for using your crappy seals that cost me a $4,000 repair bill, I hope you get stranded on the highway as well and enjoy the same feelings I did due to your poor design and customer care.
Visitor, 2010 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 77,000 mi
Not repaired as of 2/11/15
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 91,000 mi
I'm leaking gear lube and have to replace the PTU at a cost of $2000.
Visitor, 2007 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 57,494 mi
I also have both rear axle seals leaking, even though car is 7yrs old, I have low miles and so I should'nt have these problems,I thought Lincoln was suppose to be good cars,this don't make any sense. I was thinking about getting a new Lincoln but I don't think so now, should be recall since other people having same Problems.Magic City Ford,Roanoke,VA told me about this problem when I had my oil change on 9-12-14
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, FWD, 97,000 mi
PTU had a slow leak