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2017 Ford Edge Sport ATF Fluid Leak


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#1 OFFLINE   Sierra

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

My 2017 Ford Edge Sport is leaking what looks like ATF fluid by the front wheel on the driver’s side. I noticed a few drops on the garage floor this afternoon when I returned home. I looked under the car and saw the red fluid splattered all over the lower A-arm and inner fender on the driver’s side. My car only has 1,200 miles on it. I will pull the drivers side front wheel tomorrow to get a better look. Any guess on what may have failed?









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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:58 AM

No guess from me, but I have 1400 miles, so I am interested in your findings. What is your buildi date? Mine was October 16

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:09 AM

No guess from me, but I have 1400 miles, so I am interested in your findings. What is your buildi date? Mine was October 16

 

 

 

I believe mine was built in November of 2016. I see your location is SC Mtns. Is that Santa Cruz? I live in Aptos.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:57 AM

Most likely the torque converter seal.  This has happened since the 2015 MY.  How frequent IDK.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

Most likely the torque converter seal.  This has happened since the 2015 MY.  How frequent IDK.

 

 

 

Sounds like a major repair. My biggest concern is finding a dealership that has competent staff to do the work correctly.

 

I purchased this Ford Edge to replace a 1990 Toyota V6 4x4 SR5 pickup that I owned for 26  years. After 26 years one of the head gaskets went. My new Ford Edge could not even make it to 26 weeks without needing a major repair.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

OK folks. Here are some photos.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:52 PM

I sent the photos to a local Ford Dealer and their technician thinks the red fluid may be power steering fluid. When I look up I can see the red fluid all over one of the upper motor mounts.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:39 PM

I just learned that the 2017 Ford Edge Sport does not have a power steering pump. The steering is electric.

 

I think it would be beneficial if I had a service manual to see how to remove all the covers and get under the air cleaner. The source of the leak appears to be well above the drive shafts and to the left under the air cleaner.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

 

 

 

I believe mine was built in November of 2016. I see your location is SC Mtns. Is that Santa Cruz? I live in Aptos.

 

Yep, just off hwy 17. I have fun driving the Sport on Old Santa Cruz hwy. For those unfamiliar, the highway is total twisty, in sport mode you rarely go beyond 2 gear.

 

Bummed that your leaking fluid.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:37 PM

 

 

 

Sounds like a major repair. My biggest concern is finding a dealership that has competent staff to do the work correctly.

 

I purchased this Ford Edge to replace a 1990 Toyota V6 4x4 SR5 pickup that I owned for 26  years. After 26 years one of the head gaskets went. My new Ford Edge could not even make it to 26 weeks without needing a major repair.

Well my 99 ford ranger is at 194K is doing well with no leaks what so ever...so hopefully that was your last major repair.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:23 AM

 

Yep, just off hwy 17. I have fun driving the Sport on Old Santa Cruz hwy. For those unfamiliar, the highway is total twisty, in sport mode you rarely go beyond 2 gear.

 

Bummed that your leaking fluid.

 

 

 

 

I stay off Old San Jose Road. Too many bicyclists.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:25 AM

Well my 99 ford ranger is at 194K is doing well with no leaks what so ever...so hopefully that was your last major repair.

 

 

I sold the Toyota on Craigslist last year. Sold in less than 1 hour. I had about 30 people contact me.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:05 PM

Today I decided to remove the air filter box to see if I could get a better view of the top of the transmission where I believe the red fluid may be coming from. I also wanted to check the transmission fluid level. I found evidence of the red fluid as indicated in the photos below. I still could not locate a source. Looks like I need to pull the battery next since I see the red fluid under the battery. I will need the repair manual to figure out how to do that. Hopefully I will have the Edge repair manual I ordered today by tomorrow.

 

NOTE: The transmission ATF level was fine.

 

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