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Old 11-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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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.


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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.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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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.
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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...
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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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....
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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.

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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!
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Use a Torx head and no one would touch it!
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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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