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Where does the oil originate from. It looks like it is coming from above. It appears to be engine oil and I can't see how it would relate to the transmission. That said, I have not removed a transmission from a Focus myself and I am basing my knowledge on other cars.
 

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Hard to tell. It is engine oil for sure. They pulled the oil filter housing to do the job. Im not sure what else, but they did have to change the oil for whatever they did. It absolutely did not leak prior to repair. They think main seal. I think main seal would drip out the bottom and not the side. They have the car so i can't really dig into it. Just seeing what else might leak there
 

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Took a look at a couple videos and I can't see why they would have to touched the oil filter housing. I was looking at manual transmissions though so it's possible if you have the DCT. I agree, the main seal would leak from the bottom of where the engine and trans connect.
 

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They don't have to drain the oil to pull the transmission or it would show up on the parts list for 14M01 service. There's something they're not telling you.
 

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Changing the oil/filter isn't going to do that....Rear main seal, only thing above is the cam cover O-ring.....
 

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You should try cleaning it off with brake clean, and see if returns. A lot of techs do not even wipe pan off when they drain and do oil change, which I hate and why I do my own changes.
 

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Do you know if they change the clutch slave Cyl in the belhousing ? The slave take a o-ring that a lot of people overlook and done change or dont put one on then the trans fluid leaks which looks like oil , see if the trans fluid or the engine oil goes down
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The oil doesn't look very clear; as it would when it was newly changed. Seems suspicious unless the transmission work was done a while ago and you've put a couple thousand miles on the car since.
 

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The oil doesn't look very clear; as it would when it was newly changed. Seems suspicious unless the transmission work was done a while ago and you've put a couple thousand miles on the car since.
That is not fresh oil on the engine, it is far too dirty.
 

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The lug between the oil filter and the transmision looks wet. I wonder if fluid got spilled and ran down.

I concur with Magnetic that you should clean it off and see if it returns...
 

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I thought I would post so this does not become a dead end thread. I checked trans fluid level and the dealer must have filled it when on the ground. It had almost 2 qts over full of trans fluid. That is what was causing the leak and apparently must have blown out the seal. They did replace the one motor mount that they tore, however the car does still have a strange vibration when the revs are settling down. Once at idle its ok. Back to the dealer she goes.
 

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Oh, the leak slowed down tremendously when I put the trans oil back to proper level.
 

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What do you think about this oil leak? It happened after dealer replaced the transmission. They say probably not thier fault
...I checked trans fluid level and the dealer must have filled it when on the ground. It had almost 2 qts over full of trans fluid....Back to the dealer she goes.
Oh, the leak slowed down tremendously when I put the trans oil back to proper level.
What dealer are you working with?
 

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my manual says the trans fluid is suposed to be just at the bottom of the filler hole so how can it be over filled. cant be more then 1 ounce, also whare is the filler hole mine has a small leak too been told by 2 garages that its the rear main seal seems odd to me tbh,

mine is the dct with the abillity to manualy control it. not sure if its select or sport mode i just call it manual mode lol
 

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Overfilled because he clearly filled when the trans was out of the car. Agreed that's the only way that could happen. The leaking oil smells nothing like the engine oil.
 

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come to thank of it if it is the rear main seal then that could be a good thing right. give the cluch some lube to not wear out as fast
 

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Ha. Unfortunately that doesn't wheel with a dry clutch. Just causes contamination and slipping. Im gonna assume you're joking though.
 
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