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Lincoln MKX Fluid Leak From Axle Area

 
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD

Average Mileage: 81,793 mi (33,000 mi - 104,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , FWD, 97,000 mi

    PTU had a slow leak

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 87,500 mi

    noise from r.f. wheel dealer confirmed RTU

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 88,900 mi

    I have to replace the PTU, $1350.00

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 95,000 mi

    just started to leak on the pass. side

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 104,000 mi

    2008 Lincoln MKX - Fluid Leak at PTU

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 97,000 mi

    First the drive shaft went at about 90000 miles and now the PTU unit has to be replaced. Had reported transmission problems from when I first bought the vehicle (new 26 miles). Was told that there was no read out as to any problems. Complained to dealership that shifting was slow. Told me that the mechanic said he could not find anything wrong. Lived with it. The vehicle has had 3 injectors replaced at once, front hub bearings replaced, rear lid latching mechanism replaced, ABS sensor assembly replaced, power train control module replaced. THINK THIS CAR MIGHT BE A LEMON?????

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  • Visitor, , 33,000 mi

    We were experiencing a burning smell that we thought was oil dripping on the engine. I took my car to the dealership where I purchased my pre-owned vehicle and was just called and told it was actually the axle seals that were leaking. They have ordered replacement parts for my car and I should be able to pick it up tomorrow.

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  • Visitor, , 57,740 mi

    I have taken my car into the dealership time and time again. It has sorta become a jike, everytime I take my car in for the oil change-I learn the seal is leaking. They have replace the seals numerous times, today I here that I will be getting an entire new axel. Now, when do you think they will getting around to fixing the transmission?

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