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 MKS Fluid Leak From Axle Area
Lincoln MKS Problem
Drive Train Affected: AWD
Visitor, 2013 Lincoln MKS, AWD, 13,255 mi
2013 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost AWD.Fluid leaking from power transfer unit onto exhaust pipe. Resulting fumes enter passenger compartment via heating/AC ducts. When vehicle is stopped with engine running the fumes are so strong they are probably lethal.