Burning smell and oil leak 2.3 SAS

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So for the past week or so I have been smelling burning oil when I got home from work. Didn’t see anything when I looked under the hood and under the Bronco initially. Looked again tonight and there is oil pretty much everywhere on the drivers side, bottom of the engine, skid plates, oil cooler etc. 14,100 miles. The oil feels thick like it might actually be gear lube from the front diff seal and not motor oil. Going to take it in tomorrow but I am already on a waiting list with two different dealers to get an appointment -been 6 weeks now... will update if I can get a diagnosis tomorrow. #@fordmotorcompany can you help?

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I had the same symptoms with my 2.3 Sas. It was actually transmission fluid. It was a bad seal. Ford wouldn’t let the dealer replace the seal. They wanted the entire transmission replaced. Took dealer 3 days to get a new tranny in.

This was one week into ownership, not even 200 miles on it when I noticed the spots in the driveway.
I would at least check with the dealer to have them indentify the fluid. My dealer didn’t want me driving around while waiting on the new tranny due to possible damage.
 

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I had the same symptoms with my 2.3 Sas. It was actually transmission fluid. It was a bad seal. Ford wouldn’t let the dealer replace the seal. They wanted the entire transmission replaced. Took dealer 3 days to get a new tranny in.

This was one week into ownership, not even 200 miles on it when I noticed the spots in the driveway.
I would at least check with the dealer to have them indentify the fluid. My dealer didn’t want me driving around while waiting on the new tranny due to possible damage.
They probably wanted to troubleshoot the trans. Not uncommon for entire part replacement on newer models.
 

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So for the past week or so I have been smelling burning oil when I got home from work. Didn’t see anything when I looked under the hood and under the Bronco initially. Looked again tonight and there is oil pretty much everywhere on the drivers side, bottom of the engine, skid plates, oil cooler etc. 14,100 miles. The oil feels thick like it might actually be gear lube from the front diff seal and not motor oil. Going to take it in tomorrow but I am already on a waiting list with two different dealers to get an appointment -been 6 weeks now... will update if I can get a diagnosis tomorrow. #@fordmotorcompany can you help?

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Hi there. This oil concern doesn’t sound like something we want you to experience with your Bronco. Could you please send us a PM with your VIN and the name and location of your Ford dealer? I'd be happy to look into how I can assist you on my end.
 

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So for the past week or so I have been smelling burning oil when I got home from work. Didn’t see anything when I looked under the hood and under the Bronco initially. Looked again tonight and there is oil pretty much everywhere on the drivers side, bottom of the engine, skid plates, oil cooler etc. 14,100 miles. The oil feels thick like it might actually be gear lube from the front diff seal and not motor oil. Going to take it in tomorrow but I am already on a waiting list with two different dealers to get an appointment -been 6 weeks now... will update if I can get a diagnosis tomorrow. #@fordmotorcompany can you help?
What engine and trans. do you have?
 
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2.3 10A. Initial look from the shop tech is the front differential pinion seal is leaking. Of course I can’t get the “official warranty diagnosis” for 7-10 more days because of a backlog at the shop so I had to rent a car for the next few weeks on my own dime - customer care stated they would not cover any rental charges without the official warranty diagnosis from the dealer. Perfect...
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