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Wow, 1.6 hours to do the job. It would take me that long just to round up all the proper tools.
 

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Is this area visible through the wheel arch or is it necessary to remove the lower cover? My warranty expires in a matter of weeks so I want to check areas like this out before then.
 

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Okay, thanks. I was planning on giving it a good check over- which means I'd need to remove the under tray/ cover anyway.


Australia doesn't have the same sort of vehicle recall/ fault logging like the US does. Even if I showed them the US TSB they'd still be wanting me to pay for it out of warranty. :(
 

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I'm not sure if it is the same thing but my 2017 Escape started making a winding noise. The dealership ended up replacing the PTU due to it leaking and wearing out due to low fluid. (there was no sign of leaking on the ground so it must have been spinning off while driving)
 

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I checked mine last weekend and it was completely dry.
 

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Mine was leaking when the car was fairly new, less than 10K miles. The dealer didn't fix it until the 2nd time I pointed it out. Hopefully the replacement seal lasts a while...
 

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So...is this bad or is it just when water might splash up there and the dirt trails down? I removed the shield some time ago because of how often I was crawling under the thing. My PTU fluid seems fine, I just changed it when it was warm in February I believe so I'd imagine it'd come out 'wetter' looking.
 

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The picture appears to be the output shaft to the rear differential "RDU"
the TSB is about a leak from the PTU where the half shaft goes into the PTU right side
my output shaft has a little residue just like you picture
 

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Mine was leaking when the car was fairly new, less than 10K miles. The dealer didn't fix it until the 2nd time I pointed it out. Hopefully the replacement seal lasts a while...
Would this seal be covered by the 5 year powertrain warranty?
 

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Would this seal be covered by the 5 year powertrain warranty?
Yes, absolutely. I had the same issue on a Ford Fiesta repaired under the 5 year warranty. I didn't know it was covered, but the dealership knew it was covered under the warranty.
 

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I just purchased a 2013 1.6l all wheel drive escape. The passenger axel seal is leaking at the PTU. Mine was built 2/13 and I get mixed results when looking for parts. If my dealer is correct (and I did have him check with the vin), my PTU is a CVC6Z-7251-Q some sites say mine is a -D which is discontinued. So I hope mine is the Q version. Does anyone know the part number for the passenger side axel shaft seal at the PTU?
 
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