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#1 OFFLINE   OLD SARGE

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for the add...I bought a 14 sport (last of a legend IMHO) off a lease..20k miles. still had 8 months on the lease, bought ESP on it as well after hearing the stories about the infamous PTU.


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#2 OFFLINE   omar302

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:03 PM

Congratulations, hope you enjoy your ride.



#3 OFFLINE   onyxbfly

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

Sounds like you found yourself a unicorn with extremely low miles! Post some pics when you can. We never get tired of looking at edges in here!

 

Would you mind sharing what you paid for a gem!


Edited by onyxbfly, 10 April 2018 - 07:54 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   leftoverture

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:27 AM

Congrats on your new Edge. May I ask, what is the "infamous PTU"? I tried a search and nothing came up?

#5 OFFLINE   leftoverture

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:27 AM

Oops...duplicate post deleted.

Edited by leftoverture, 22 April 2018 - 07:27 AM.


#6 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 09:35 AM

search for "PTU Leaks Failures" and you will be amply rewarded.  LOL.



#7 OFFLINE   leftoverture

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

Thanks. I did and I would have to say as much as I like the Edge this issue is enough to drop it from my shopping list. I don't want to take on the risk associated with the PTU failures. Too bad, really.

#8 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:27 PM

Congrats on your new Edge. May I ask, what is the "infamous PTU"? I tried a search and nothing came up?

PTU is an acronym for Power Transfer Unit. It sits aft of, and attrached to the transmission. The purpose is to send power to the rear axle. (Power is split between the front and rear axles).

The problem with the unit is, eventually the seals start to leak and the remaining fluid overheats, cooking and loses lubricating properties. The unit then fails.

The best prevention is to change the fluid every 30k. Even though it's a required procedure after the car had been in deep water, many dealers will not do the flush. (My local does, was either $60 or $80, forget.) Some transmission shops will also do a flush. The unit is considered sealed for life, but life of any car is it's original warranty (not forever as some think).

(On older cars, there's no drain plug and thd fluid has to be sucked out using the same equipment used to drain and refill the rear end).

It's "infamous" because so many units have failed and are expensive to replace. Considering all the millions of AWD vehicles on the road, and the number that have actually failed, it's actually a fairly reliable unit.

The dealer found mine started leaking during an oil change. They replaced the unit under extended warranty. (Good reason to purchase the Ford extended warranty).
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#9 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:30 AM

The PTU is ONLY on the AWD models, and really tires will trump AWD in most situations for value.



#10 OFFLINE   leftoverture

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:50 AM

AWD is a must for me. It's the main reason I'm even looking for a new vehicle!
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#11 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:32 PM

Personally, I would look at a 2015+ then.  They have drain plugs in the PTU regardless of engine.  With regular servicing, should last indefinitely.



#12 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:50 PM

Buy the extended warranty if the car is already out of its powertrain warranty.

What I did was to go online and get three quotes from on-line Ford dealers. Took these to my local Ford dealer's comptroller and asked him to match. He did without question and bettered it by offering free deductible (if I service there, otherwise $100 at any other dealer). Think.of it as a safety net in a very complicated world.
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