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Old 04-21-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Oil leak between engine and transmission. (pics)

Hi there -

I have a 2013 Focus. I have changed the oil and filter on it since new.

Since the first oil change, I noticed oil between the trans and engine.

Please see pics.

Has anyone out there seen this? The surrounding bolts are all tight.

Is this a known issue, or do I need to go back to the dealer and have them make it worse?

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 04-21-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
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Rear main crankshaft seal leak?
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:59 PM   #3
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Rear main crankshaft seal leak?
Nope. Transmission input shaft seal.

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Has anyone out there seen this? The surrounding bolts are all tight.

Is this a known issue, or do I need to go back to the dealer and have them make it worse?

Any help would be appreciated.
Yes. I've seen it plenty of times.

Yes, this is a known issue. Yes, you need to go back to the dealer. If your car is still under warranty, they will fix it. You'll be without your car for a day of more though as the transmission has to be removed from the vehicle to replace the input shaft seal and possibly the clutch as well.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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If you have an automatic (DCT) transmission, there's a TSB on fixing trans seals if they leak.

Assuming that's the problem, they'll be checking out the clutches etc. as part of the MAJOR repair.

Yup - it's a warranty deal, so back to them you go.

P.S. - I'll move this to a MkIII section where you can find the TSB info..
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Not really a matter of "if". More a matter of "when".....

Look for TSB 14-0047 "INTERMITTENT TRANSMISSION CLUTCH SHUDDER DPS6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND/OR TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK"

Or you can just read the PM I sent you.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #6
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Funny how many of these there are for a problem that affects such a small percentage of Focus.
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Oil leaks happen. Just ask GM and Chrysler.
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How did you find this?
Did it leak on the floor?
Is a DCT issue or can be find on the 5spd MT?
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Nope. Transmission input shaft seal.


My money is on rear seal. If the tranny fluid looks like that, its got other issues.
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My money is on rear seal. If the tranny fluid looks like that, its got other issues.
Well, the input seal leaking on a dps6 drips through the clutch, and picks up clutch dust
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