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Old 09-29-2015, 03:10 PM   #31
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You need to get your transmission seals replaced. They are faulty from the factory. I had a drip from my bell housing and it was transmissions seals. Seems like they've changed every other possible seal (I had my cam cover seals replaced and they still leak when I get into the 5k+ RPM).

Also, go to a different dealer. Keep bugging all of them too, and don't feel bad about it. They are just trying to stall and get away with doing as little as possible so once you hit 36k, suddenly the problem is found and it costs $1k+ out of pocket.

Dealership did the same thing with my Focus. Brought it in 4x under warranty for loss of coolant. They could never find anything. I get to 38k and the water pump takes a dump. Dealership was quick to let me know I'd have to pay out of pocket it if wasn't covered by the drivetrain warranty.
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Well, I got my car back from my 7th service appointment a couple weeks ago, and the car is still leaking. When I picked the car up the shop foreman at Beechmont Ford said there was no evidence of an oil leak anywhere, and that the oil dripping from the bottom of the bell housing must be residual oil from the last time it was serviced because perhaps the mechanic didn't clean it up properly after my last service appt. So they cleaned everything thoroughly and said I should not be seeing anymore signs of a leak. But...

2 weeks later - STILL LEAKS! Oil is still dripping down from the bottom of the bell housing.

I suppose I'll look into having it serviced somewhere else. There isn't really any other convenient dealerships near me, but at this point I have zero confidence in Beechmont Ford being able to fix this.
Have you been to another dealer for a second opinion? Please let me know, along with your mileage, and I'll check out some options.

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Old 09-30-2015, 04:45 PM   #33
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You need to get your transmission seals replaced. They are faulty from the factory. I had a drip from my bell housing and it was transmissions seals. Seems like they've changed every other possible seal (I had my cam cover seals replaced and they still leak when I get into the 5k+ RPM).

Also, go to a different dealer. Keep bugging all of them too, and don't feel bad about it. They are just trying to stall and get away with doing as little as possible so once you hit 36k, suddenly the problem is found and it costs $1k+ out of pocket.

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I have heard of the transmission seal problem but have read conflicting things about it. Some posts on it say this problem causes transmission fluid to leak, while others say it causes oil to leak. Would these seals cause an oil leak or do they cause a transmission fluid leak?
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Have you been to another dealer for a second opinion? Please let me know, along with your mileage, and I'll check out some options.

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I have not gotten an opinion from a second dealer yet but at this point I guess that is really the only option to try to move forward. My car now has approx. 42,500 miles, but I had 32,700 at the time of my first appointment for the leak back in December 2014. I had a previous case open on this, but I think it may have been closed. I've tried, but I haven't been able to get in contact with my previous CSM.

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I have not gotten an opinion from a second dealer yet but at this point I guess that is really the only option to try to move forward. My car now has approx. 42,500 miles, but I had 32,700 at the time of my first appointment for the leak back in December 2014. I had a previous case open on this. The case number was [REDACTED] , but I think it may have been closed. I've tried, but I haven't been able to get in contact with my previous CSM.
I recommend deleting the case number for your privacy. That case is still open, and I've sent it back up to your CSM for review.

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Old 11-29-2015, 02:34 PM   #36
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Had the car in for an 8th appt (different dealership). The new dealership replaced yet another rear main seal for the leak. Also appears to have replaced the two transmission seals as well. I have checked it for leaks and haven't found any signs of further leaking. I will be keeping an eye on it though.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:02 AM   #37
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Had the car in for an 8th appt (different dealership). The new dealership replaced yet another rear main seal for the leak. Also appears to have replaced the two transmission seals as well. I have checked it for leaks and haven't found any signs of further leaking. I will be keeping an eye on it though.
So how did this go? Seems like it got fixed since you didn't post further. I hope Ford Service is still active on here. I have a similar issue. Going on my third rear main seal failure in 60k miles. Still under CPO warranty. Thinking of going to a different dealer.
Being manual transmission, the oil gets on the clutch and affects driveability. They replaced the clutch the last two times as well.
So this is something that needs to be corrected somehow before warranty is up.
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So how did this go? Seems like it got fixed since you didn't post further. I hope Ford Service is still active on here. I have a similar issue. Going on my third rear main seal failure in 60k miles. Still under CPO warranty. Thinking of going to a different dealer.
Being manual transmission, the oil gets on the clutch and affects driveability. They replaced the clutch the last two times as well.
So this is something that needs to be corrected somehow before warranty is up.
Yes, it has remained fine since my last post. No leaks at all since (knock on wood)! Definitely take it to another dealership if you are having problems. A different set of people and eyes could make all the difference in getting things fixed. Not all mechanics in these dealerships are created equal. Good luck!
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:04 AM   #39
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My focus has a very slight, and i mean slight, oil leak where the front of the engine and the transmission bolt together. i have to wipe up a little dried oil every few oil changes. it doesn't leak enough to drip or cause issues. I have 140k miles on my focus and this leak has been here since 23k miles. the main reason i have never done anything about it is because i had read of other people having the same leak, going to the dealer to get it fixed and then they suddenly started having dtc transmissions problems. my tranny has not given me any issues so i didn't want to take the chance. no harm, no worry hear.

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Old 03-16-2019, 07:25 AM   #40
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Daughers Issue, My Problem

Our daughter ran over a curb and cracked the oil pan on her 2008 Focus, 4 cly engine. We replaced the pan, using black silicone based sealant(auto parts store said there is no gasket required?) and still have a leak. Not exactly where but it appears to be on the time chain end. We did clean the all the surfaces good and wiped them with solvent. We also cleaned the bolts and put a small amount of sealant on about 4 theads from the end of the bolts.

Before we take it off again and repeat the process we would appreciate suggestions.
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