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.
Car Problem Reports
Lincoln MKX Fluid Leak From Axle Area
Lincoln MKX Problem
Drive Train Affected: AWD
Average Mileage: 72,935 mi (33,000 mi - 104,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, AWD, 104,000 mi
2008 Lincoln MKX - Fluid Leak at PTU
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, 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?????
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, 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.
Visitor, 2008 Lincoln MKX, 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?