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Front Passenger Axle Seal Leak

Korax234

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Good Afternoon, I recently purchased a 2016 explorer 2.3 4wd. It had 72k miles on it and now at 76k.
I crawled under it this morning and noticed the front passenger Axle leaks. Now the fluid doesn't smell like gear oil. But is this the PTU fluid leaking? Because that's what the axle is going into.

Only good thing is the PTU has a drain plug and fill plug on the side looks like a t60 hex size.
 






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Korax234

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I just read through them. I cleaned the oil off today. I drove about 15 miles and itiwt still dry. I will keep an eye on it to see how much it leaks. There are no drops on the ground so far. This weekend I will drain the PTU and refill it with fresh fluid. Hopefully this will help.

From reading the other posts it sounds like it's not an easy job changing the seal. There does seem to be a lot of room with the 2.3 engine though.
 






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