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Sorry to add more to the PTU heap, just looking for some help in making an informed decision. I have a 13 Edge with 61K miles. I recently started noticing the smell best described as propane or natural gas, so of course I googled it. That led me to all the issues people are having with the PTU.  The smell is the only symptom I am noticing right now, I am not noticing any leak spots on the floor, or any noise or performance issues. I have an appointment with a local independent shop that has a good reputation (the local Ford dealer does not).  The plan is for them to check for any leaks and go from there. I am leaving next Friday for vacation, the drive is 800 miles each way, the weather will be hot. Since I am not seeing any other symptoms, if there is not a major leak would I likely be OK just having the old fluid pulled out and replaced with fresh if it doesn't have any chunks in it? What is the point where replacing the unit is necessary? Not sure what to do!

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If the leak is out the vent, that would be the best situation.  Replacing the fluid hopefully is a 1-round effort, sometimes it takes a few rounds to have clean fluid coming back out.

 

If the leak is from the PTU to axle/halfshaft seal, that is about 2 hrs work + parts.

 

Either of these situations, you can escape relatively unscathed.  As long as the fluid remains free of debris.  The plug however may have fine metal shavings, which is most likely from the breakin process early on in the PTU's life.  Normal.

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Did you purchase your 2013 Edge new?

Have you changed the fluid in your PTU during the time you've had the Edge?

 

 

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Yep purchased new, just now starting to look into the additional maintenance items. The ptu thing I wasn't even really aware of until I googled the smell

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