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lafd55

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So I took my 2013 Explorer XLT 3.5L V6 with 110k miles. Quoted me for $3,100 for replacing the water pump and Power Transfer Unit which includes 9.5 hours for replacing the water pump and 5.5 hours for the PTU. Just looking for your opinions on if You guys think that’s about right. I haven’t had any overheating issues and no problems with coolant leaks or dripping anywhere. As for my PTU, I do have a leak which is getting burned on my exhaust creating a very irritating odor but I don’t use the 4WD enough to know if internally the PTU is damaged.
 


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The 9.5 hours sounds right but I dont understand the 5.5 on the PTU. They have to disconnect the PTU from the engine when they remove it so why are they double dipping? If they have to remove it and reinstall it, it should really be the 9.5 hours for water pump plus the cost of the PTU.

Also, I am trying to think of costs.. PTU online is around $800 if I recall, $40 water pump plus fluids. So let's round up to $1,100 for wiggle room. 10 hours of labor should be around $1,200 so worst case you should be at $2,500 max for both.
 




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Is You PTU Only Leak, Seal It And Change Oil

Water Pump..
If You Want Preventive Maintenance And Keep Rolling Without Thinking About At What Time Can It Fail.. Change it
 




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The 9.5 hours sounds right but I dont understand the 5.5 on the PTU. They have to disconnect the PTU from the engine when they remove it so why are they double dipping? If they have to remove it and reinstall it, it should really be the 9.5 hours for water pump plus the cost of the PTU.

Also, I am trying to think of costs.. PTU online is around $800 if I recall, $40 water pump plus fluids. So let's round up to $1,100 for wiggle room. 10 hours of labor should be around $1,200 so worst case you should be at $2,500 max for both.
Yea well that’s just the quoted price so maybe it’ll be less in the end.
 




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So I took my 2013 Explorer XLT 3.5L V6 with 110k miles. Quoted me for $3,100 for replacing the water pump and Power Transfer Unit which includes 9.5 hours for replacing the water pump and 5.5 hours for the PTU. Just looking for your opinions on if You guys think that’s about right. I haven’t had any overheating issues and no problems with coolant leaks or dripping anywhere. As for my PTU, I do have a leak which is getting burned on my exhaust creating a very irritating odor but I don’t use the 4WD enough to know if internally the PTU is damaged.

Dealer installed PTU on my 2013 limited at 60k mi. cost was $2200. This was 10k mi ago. now the rear output shaft seal is leaking. Dealer quoted $463 for replacing the seal. These PTU's hold less than 1qt. of fluid. It is surrounded by the transmission and catalytic converter. Heat kills the small amount of gear oil in these units. Ford says the fluid is a "lifetime" service. This may be true if you're an 80yr old male with heart condition. The gears in these are turning as long as the vehicle is moving. Does not work like traditional 4wd transfer case.
Change fluid every 10k mi. and it may survive a bit longer.
 




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Dealer installed PTU on my 2013 limited at 60k mi. cost was $2200. This was 10k mi ago. now the rear output shaft seal is leaking. Dealer quoted $463 for replacing the seal. These PTU's hold less than 1qt. of fluid. It is surrounded by the transmission and catalytic converter. Heat kills the small amount of gear oil in these units. Ford says the fluid is a "lifetime" service. This may be true if you're an 80yr old male with heart condition. The gears in these are turning as long as the vehicle is moving. Does not work like traditional 4wd transfer case.
Change fluid every 10k mi. and it may survive a bit longer.
How long ago did they replace the PTU? The General Warranty coverage is 24 months, unlimited mileage. Engines, transmissions have an extra year.
https://parts.ford.com/content/dam/...tyDocuments/PartsLimitedWarrantyStatement.pdf

Peter
 




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How long ago did they replace the PTU? The General Warranty coverage is 24 months, unlimited mileage. Engines, transmissions have an extra year.
https://parts.ford.com/content/dam/...tyDocuments/PartsLimitedWarrantyStatement.pdf

Peter
Just my good fortune to miss the warranty dates by a few months or miles. The first PTU died at 60,600mi. I was able to get some relief from Ford. They agreed to a 65/35 split on the $2200 cost to replace the PTU. Unit is now at 70k Mi but over the 2yr warranty on the replacement unit by a few months. No help with the $463 to replace the rear output shaft seal. Sometimes it just sucks to be me!
 




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Hey all,

I'm sorry to beat a dead horse, but about a month ago, had to take my 2014 sport in for a SECOND TIME with leaking PTU.
Had anyone ever heard of that?
First one was at 80k and now again at 110k. WTH!

Also, is there any coming back from a leaking PTU. Ford was supportive on the first one, not giving me any support this time. Simply saying I need to cough up $2400. Not the easiest thing in these times.

Also, sorry if there is a better thread for this, I just see that this one is currently active.

Thanks!
 




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Would be interesting to hear from others - I have 77,000 miles on mine and so far the only problem I have had was with a bone dry PTU. And yes, $2400.00 is a bit steep especially since Ford is the only guilty party here with faulty design (IMO) of the driveline on this vehicle from the beginning.
 




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Also, sorry if there is a better thread for this, I just see that this one is currently active.

Thanks!
Welcome to the Forum. :wave:
Your post was moved to this thread.
I'm guessing this cost is to replace the PTU? Can they not just replace the seal if that is the issue? Many early model Explorers had leaks due to seal issues.

Peter
 




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