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#81 OFFLINE   lolder

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:08 PM

There's probably not a sensor for transmission fluid level so no, the VHR wouldn't report that.









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#82 OFFLINE   lkatze2

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:36 PM

after about 10 months of driving around with the trans. seepage/leakage, I finally took my car to the dealer to get the leak repaired (under warranty).   They seemed to be familiar with the leak, since they did not give me any grief.  They immediatly acknowledged that they would have to drop the trans. to resilicone the trans. housing halves.  After almost one month at the dealer I finally got my car car back ( I was not too happy about that).  They also performed two recalls.  Being a, ASE cerified mechanic myself and knowing about all the sloppy and careless mechanics in the industry I was apprehensive that the job would get done correctly.  After getting the car back, I immediatly took the car to my shop and put the car up on the lift to inspect the repair.  I found one trans. housing bolt loose and several wire harness clamps not secured, but otherwise the job looked good (you could see the new silicone on the trans. dampner housing and rear housing).  So far no leaks.



#83 OFFLINE   jbomb

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:49 AM

after about 10 months of driving around with the trans. seepage/leakage, I finally took my car to the dealer to get the leak repaired (under warranty).   They seemed to be familiar with the leak, since they did not give me any grief.  They immediatly acknowledged that they would have to drop the trans. to resilicone the trans. housing halves.  After almost one month at the dealer I finally got my car car back ( I was not too happy about that).  They also performed two recalls.  Being a, ASE cerified mechanic myself and knowing about all the sloppy and careless mechanics in the industry I was apprehensive that the job would get done correctly.  After getting the car back, I immediatly took the car to my shop and put the car up on the lift to inspect the repair.  I found one trans. housing bolt loose and several wire harness clamps not secured, but otherwise the job looked good (you could see the new silicone on the trans. dampner housing and rear housing).  So far no leaks.

 

Did you know about the leak for that ten months prior to getting it worked on or is it that you had owned the car for ten months? Also, why was it at the dealer for so long? I was just informed my transmission on my 2013 also has some 'seepage' found during an oil change at the dealership. They didn't say anything about the extent of the work that might be needed, just that they will look at it when I bring it back in to get some things repaired as part of a safety recall (door latches and pretensioner cables).  I am hoping it won't take them more than a couple days to get it all repaired. 



#84 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:02 AM

If you had your oil changed at a Ford dealer while it was still in warranty, you might be able to claim that

it should have been caught by mechanic.   That's how mine was found at about 1.5 years.  Took a week

at the dealer to get parts and fix, but I never hard the issue again.

 

That should be enough to get Ford to cover it if you are out of warranty.  Ask for the dealership

to ask Ford for a courtesy warranty repair and in particular if you can prove it was looked at and

nobody said anything, but should have caught it.  Mine was mild seepage then they had to add

dye to the transmission, come back in 4-5 weeks and then that was the official time the problem

was noted - all within warranty time-frame.

 

I no longer own the car, but it's something that a competent Ford dealer can do.  Also they

should realign your car as part of the repair process noticed in the bulletin.


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#85 OFFLINE   lkatze2

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

jbomb,

 

Being a mechanic myself, I noticed the leak about ten months ago when i was doing an oil change . I could tell it was a very minor leak, more like seepage than leakage.   I first cleaned the entire area to locate the leak and then drove the car for a couple of months and checked the trans. again for leaks.  It was obvious it was coming from the dampner housing on the trans. (since there is no torque converter it has a dampner).  I then decided to do some research on this forum and found there was a TSB for the same problem.  Since the leak was very minor I procrastinated about getting it repaired for a bunch of months.  I would have done the job myself, but it was still under warranty.  It should be covered under the extended 8 year/100,00 mile warranty.  It appears from this forum and my experience and from reading the TSB, the leaks starts from when the car is brand new, but the problem does not get noticed due to the fact it is a very small leak and the water/debris shield under the car does not allow the oil to leak on the ground or driveway where somebody would notice it after a while.  I definitely recommend you get it fixed, because after a couple of years

leaking, your trans. will get low on fluid, which could cause bearing damage. ( and since there is no dipstick to check the fluid level, you might not realize it is very low on fluid until it is too late).  BTW, I bought my car used and the prior owner probably did not realize the trans. was leaking.  Like I said, I noticed it when I did my first oil change.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:58 PM

jbomb

 

Also,  It was at the dealer for so long because they were backed up with other repairs and you know how some dealers can be slow.  Also they said they were waiting on some parts ( I was leery about that excuse, because all they use is silicone to seal the trans. housing halves.  It is a large labor job, at least 15 hours of labor to remove and install the trans. and reseal/dissasemble the trans. housing.  I do know that they had to order the parts for the two recalls, seat belt tensioners and door latches.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

Hey Everyone, decided to post on an established thread versus starting new one. Just had a tow truck drop my 2013 FFH off at a dealership and I am freaking out.

Initial thought was that my brakes/rotors needed replacing due to noises coming from wheels (humming/buzzsaw), and then a mechanic relative of mine thought maybe the wheel bearings.


In addition, as of the last 3 days I started getting a 'Motor Coolant Temperature Overheating' error message that would cause a fail-safe stall. Checked Coolant and added more, but the Coolant didn't seem like there was an Overheating problem anyway.

I was on the way to autozone when I make a turn on a curve on the freeway, and bam... car goes to hell and comes to a stop. Both the tow guy and my relative mechanic noticed a fluid leak, so they both hinted at it possibly being the transmission.

I've driven able 200 miles in the last 3 days with no problems other than the humming noise and the fail-safe stall. No severe hesitation or acceleration problems.

Could it really be the transmission? If so, I'm terrified because I'm at 66k miles, and I see the warranty is up to only 60k. Just my luck...


Any insights? All feedback is greatly appreciated! My car has run perfectly until the last 3 days.

Thanks!

#88 OFFLINE   MrCrackBerry

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:29 PM

Also, I was planning on replacing thermostat and / or Coolant sensor... but that was before my car gave out 0.8 miles shy of auto zone lol

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 10:24 AM

I was told that my 13' (46XXX miles) started leaking during the most recent service inspection.  

They need to take the trans apart to replace a part (I did not catch what it is exactly). 

The car has been in the dealer for more than a week, hope they would not mess up my car......



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 10:49 AM

Make sure they align your car properly and that is part of the TSB for this (I had it done).

And they should not charge you for the alignment as they tried to do to me!

 

My car was fine afterwards, it was done well, but car is long gone now.

They are replacing the transmission seal to the engine and resealing it.

The robotic equipment at the factory was not doing this properly.


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