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2012SEL2gen 11-19-2012 06:34 AM

DCT issue/ Rear Main Seal
 
Just to give you a heads up, I picked my car Friday to have the TSB done on my transmission. And that oil leak for me was the rear main seal. Apparently when the tech seperated the bell housing from the engine, lots of oil spilled out onto the floor. He told me that the seals in the trans were fine, but still replaced the clutches due to motor oil that has contaminated the clutches. So...... for those of you you that have been complaining about losing oil and having a slipping DCT, there you go! Now that my rear main seal and clutches have been replaced plus a reprogram, It's like a completely different car.

FordService 11-19-2012 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by 2012SEL2gen (Post 4461566)
Just to give you a heads up, I picked my car Friday to have the TSB done on my transmission. And that oil leak for me was the rear main seal. Apparently when the tech seperated the bell housing from the engine, lots of oil spilled out onto the floor. He told me that the seals in the trans were fine, but still replaced the clutches due to motor oil that has contaminated the clutches. So...... for those of you you that have been complaining about losing oil and having a slipping DCT, there you go! Now that my rear main seal and clutches have been replaced plus a reprogram, It's like a completely different car.

Thanks for the update, 2012SEL2gen. I'm sure this will help out some of those folks who have been having some concerns with their DCTs. Please let me know how things go moving forward; feel free to contact me if you need my assistance.

Thanks again!
Crystal

PratoN 11-19-2012 09:26 AM

This is why I still want a tech to separate my bell housing from the engine. I'm certain there's oil just sitting in there...

dan50 11-19-2012 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by PratoN (Post 4461757)
This is why I still want a tech to separate my bell housing from the engine. I'm certain there's oil just sitting in there...

It's too bad Ford didn't include a "weep hole" in the clutch housing that would allow engine oil/trans fluid to escape and identify a problem. Or an access port at least. Would sure make diagnosis easier.

PratoN 11-19-2012 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dan50 (Post 4461767)
It's too bad Ford didn't include a "weep hole" in the clutch housing that would allow engine oil/trans fluid to escape and identify a problem. Or an access port at least. Would sure make diagnosis easier.

Agreed! Or even an extra little screw /valve like for changing the oil, haha.

But I'm sure a bunch of people would mix that up with the actual oil pan screw and there'd be even more issues...

pozi240 11-19-2012 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by dan50 (Post 4461767)
It's too bad Ford didn't include a "weep hole" in the clutch housing that would allow engine oil/trans fluid to escape and identify a problem. Or an access port at least. Would sure make diagnosis easier.

I thought there was an "access" port on top of the tranny with a vent tube going into it. I could have sworn someone posted a pic of this a while back....

Wait, here is the thread:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...nsmission+tube

I can't tell from that photo if that port goes into the actual gearbox (fluid) or into the open bellhousing..... could be the gearbox which is no good for the issue at hand....

PratoN 11-19-2012 12:37 PM

Hmm... I could probably borrow one those light-up car endoscopy-esque scopes from a co-worker... First I'll check to see if that vent leads to the gear case or the bell housing. If it's the latter, I am definitely going to use it.

One of these guys:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/OBJEC...es/BK5500W.jpg

dan50 11-19-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by PratoN (Post 4461784)
Agreed! Or even an extra little screw /valve like for changing the oil, haha.

But I'm sure a bunch of people would mix that up with the actual oil pan screw and there'd be even more issues...

Use a Torx head and no one would touch it!

PratoN 11-19-2012 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dan50 (Post 4462051)
Use a Torx head and no one would touch it!

Smart man.*

Kabigon 11-19-2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by 2012SEL2gen (Post 4461566)
Just to give you a heads up, I picked my car Friday to have the TSB done on my transmission. And that oil leak for me was the rear main seal. Apparently when the tech seperated the bell housing from the engine, lots of oil spilled out onto the floor. He told me that the seals in the trans were fine, but still replaced the clutches due to motor oil that has contaminated the clutches. So...... for those of you you that have been complaining about losing oil and having a slipping DCT, there you go! Now that my rear main seal and clutches have been replaced plus a reprogram, It's like a completely different car.

I can't help but think that the tech should have replaced the transmission seal anyway (assuming that the TSB covering the transmission oil leak is applicable to your car).


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